ABC Companies Announces Key Leadership Promotions

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Winter Garden, FL – June 4, 2024, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit, and specialty passenger transport equipment and industry leader in electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, is pleased to announce several significant leadership transitions within its Senior Executive Team.

Chuck Carns, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the ABC Companies’ Board of Directors, will be transitioning to an advisory role as he prepares for retirement. While he will be stepping down from his CFO duties this summer, ABC is pleased to announce that he will continue to serve as a Strategic Business Advisor through the end of 2024.

ABC Companies is also thrilled to announce the following leadership promotions:

Kelly Klein Promoted to Chief Financial Officer
Kelly Klein, who has been with ABC Companies for 10 years, is promoted to Chief Financial Officer. His leadership and dedication have continued to grow throughout his tenure at ABC, and the company looks forward to his future contributions.

Jay Oakman Named Chief Operating Officer
Jay Oakman has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. With 20 years at ABC Companies, his leadership and dedication have been vital to ABC’s operational success. Oakman will oversee operations to ensure efficiency and excellence across all departments.

John Gillis Appointed President, ABC Companies Parts Source
John Gillis has been appointed President of ABC Companies Parts Source. With 24 years at ABC Companies, Gillis has built a world class parts operation. This new role is a result of the significant growth and success of ABC Companies Parts Source.

“The promotion of these outstanding leaders underscores our commitment to excellence, customer service and innovation at ABC Companies. Their expertise and dedication will be crucial as we continue to evolve and expand our offerings while ensuring the highest levels of customer support. I am excited about the future and confident that our Senior Executive Team will continue to uphold our tradition of excellence and lead ABC Companies to new heights,” said Roman Cornell, chief executive officer of ABC Companies.

About ABC Companies:
ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre-owned full-size highway coach equipment along with transit specialty vehicles including battery electric vehicles. ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after-sales service network for service and repairs, collision services, and extensive OEM and quality ABC Select parts needs for transit, motorcoach, and heavy-duty equipment from strategically placed locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company’s financial services group – one of the largest financial service providers within the industry. For more information, contact ABC Companies at 800-222-2871 or visit the company website at

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