ABC Companies Bolsters Its Senior Executive Team

Shown, left to right, are Kelly Klein, Jay Oakman, and John Gillis. (Photo courtesy of ABC Companies)

ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit, specialty passenger transport equipment and electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, has announced 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,” according to a press release.

ABC Companies has announced the following leadership promotions:

  • “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 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 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,” ABC Companies Chief Executive Officer Roman Cornell said.

For more information, contact ABC Companies at 800-222-2871 or visit

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