New CEO for Coach USA

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Linda Burtwistle and Derrick Waters. COACH USA


Coach USA, the former Stagecoach Group company, has announced that current CEO Linda Burtwistle will take up the position of Executive Chair and current COO Derrick Watera will step into the CEO role. Linda said: “After seven and a half years as CEO it is time for me to hand the reins over. It has been my absolute honor to lead the Coach USA team through the many successes we have celebrated and through the challenges we have faced and overcome together.

“To successfully navigate our way through a pandemic and remain viable, unlike many others in our industry, is a huge testament to the entire Coach USA family and I am so proud of to have been part of this accomplishment. I am delighted that Derrick has agreed to become our new CEO and I am excited to see continued progress under his leadership. In his CEO role, Derrick will continue to report to me and I will still be very much involved in our strategic direction and growth plans. I look forward to continuing to be an advocate for Coach USA and to supporting the team.”

Derrick commented on his new position: “I am extremely excited to continue building and strengthening the relationships I have developed over the last 18 months with the outstanding team members at Coach USA. As we continue to focus on our people, safety and our customers I look forward to what the future will bring as we explore new opportunities.”