|By PR Newswire||
|September 11, 2012 12:46 AM EDT||
WARWICK, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans Tech announced that it will be naming John Phraner of North East Fabricators its new company President. The announcement comes on the heels of current President Dan Daniels' decision to leave to be closer to his family in Indiana.
"I've known and worked with Trans Tech for a long time," said incoming President John Phraner. "I'm looking forward to working with Dan during the transition as we keep the company moving forward on the road to becoming the premier manufacturer of cutaway Type-A school and small commercial buses."
"It was a difficult decision to leave Trans Tech," said outgoing President Dan Daniels. "It has been an honor to be part of this terrific team. I am confident the company will be in great hands with John Phraner at the helm."
Daniels is responsible for bringing a number of product innovations that helped increase the popularity of Trans Tech's school and commercial buses. Daniels also helped launch Trans Tech's eTrans – the world's first mass-produced all-electric school bus.
"The integrity that is inherent in Dan is a value hard to find these days," said Bart Marksohn Trans Tech Co-founder. "I value our continuing relationship and wish Dan the very best. I first met John Phraner about five years ago when North East Fabricators was a supplier to Trans Tech. I was always impressed by his commitment to his employees and customers."
Mr. Phraner spent the last twenty-two years at North East Fabricators in Walton, NY as the General Manager. The company is a custom metal fabricator and supplier of structural steel weldments.
"We certainly have mixed emotions regarding the change," said Trans Tech Co-founder John Corr. "On one hand we are very happy to have such an accomplished individual like John Phraner as our new company President, on the other hand it's hard to lose someone as capable as Dan."
Phraner and Daniels will be working closely in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition. Daniels will be taking a new position within the industry.
Trans Tech Bus manufactures industry-leading conventional and environmentally-friendly electric cutaway chassis Type-A school buses and cutaway commercial buses. A division of Transportation Collaborative, Warwick, NY. www.transtechbus.com
SOURCE Trans Tech