New ABC Companies Vice President Of Technical Solutions Continues Focus On Innovation Through Technology

ABC Companies continues to demonstrate its leadership in the use of technology to advance the industry and give customers a competitive advantage.

“Utilizing leading technology-based solutions, ABC Companies has accelerated innovative solutions for the commercial passenger transportation industry,” according to a press release. “ABC’s Technical Solutions Team is comprised of engineers, technicians and support personnel who focus on sourcing and providing new and often unique technologies that improve customer operations and their experience in unexpected and groundbreaking ways.

“A key resource for ABC customers, the dedicated tech team is also deployed when existing solutions are not functioning or performing to a customers’ needs. The rapid growth of this resource for ABC Companies, and its customers, has resulted in the recent promotion of Brian Nelson, to vice president of technical solutions.”

In his new role, Nelson will be responsible for technical solutions and strategy that will continue to innovate by leveraging new and emerging technologies that can benefit customers.

“My department’s job is simple, we are here to serve the needs of our customers and bring back solutions, not excuses. We focus on getting resolutions to our customers, and as a distributor, we are not constrained by manufacturer limitations. We take great pride in bringing the voice of the customer to all of our manufacturers,” Nelson said. “The breadth of our projects, and the depth of the team, means we can bring solutions to our customers faster and more cost effectively, in a way that is almost impossible to achieve when the customer must personally address a challenge or specific need to manufacturers and service providers.”

A veteran of innovating solutions, Nelson has focused on fulfilling customer needs through team collaboration and a hands-on approach in his previous roles as a staff engineer and sales engineer. Most recently as an engineering director/manager, Nelson led a team of engineers and technicians providing full life cycle project handling to coordinate, validate and deploy best possible solutions based on the problems and details specified by users, clients, as well as market demands.

Since 2011, Nelson has been a key contributor to ABC Companies’ technical strategy. Working seamlessly with interdepartmental teams, he has provided pivotal engineering insights for several major technology projects including:

  • The introduction of ABC’s first 100 percent battery-electric zero-emissions vehicles, starting with the first diesel to electric motor coach project in the United States. Soon after this, a variety of EV’s arrived. Larger motorcoaches, such as the Van Hool TDX25E double decker, are capable of moving up to 75 riders. Both the TDX25E and CX45E models are currently used in service throughout the U.S. and Canada. Powered by the proven Proterra energy-dense battery system, these high-capacity vehicles offer ranges in excess of 260 miles between charges. The EV motorcoaches, transit buses, shuttles and vans are all compatible with public charging infrastructure, and feature a number of unique technology features such as solar-powered auxiliary systems, and regenerative braking systems to optimize battery performance and energy storage.
  • ABC’s ongoing Zero-Emissions Tour showcases and demonstrates the power and benefits of EVs in service today, while educating stakeholders and lawmakers about the critical role high-capacity passenger vehicles play in reducing greenhouse emissions in the transportation sector. Traveling the country utilizing public charging stations, tour stops in Florida, Texas, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, California and more, are bringing the future of sustainable, ZERO-EMISSIONS high-capacity passenger travel to cities nationwide.

“ABC has a commitment to providing our customers with a competitive advantage through innovative technology,” ABC Companies President/CCO Roman Cornell said. “Brian’s experience, teamwork, execution on product vision and his passion for serving our customers, is helping us change the future of our industry.”

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

ABC Companies continues to demonstrate its leadership in the use of technology to advance the industry and give customers a competitive advantage.

“Utilizing leading technology-based solutions, ABC Companies has accelerated innovative solutions for the commercial passenger transportation industry,” according to a press release. “ABC’s Technical Solutions Team is comprised of engineers, technicians and support personnel who focus on sourcing and providing new and often unique technologies that improve customer operations and their experience in unexpected and groundbreaking ways.

“A key resource for ABC customers, the dedicated tech team is also deployed when existing solutions are not functioning or performing to a customers’ needs. The rapid growth of this resource for ABC Companies, and its customers, has resulted in the recent promotion of Brian Nelson, to vice president of technical solutions.”

In his new role, Nelson will be responsible for technical solutions and strategy that will continue to innovate by leveraging new and emerging technologies that can benefit customers.

“My department’s job is simple, we are here to serve the needs of our customers and bring back solutions, not excuses. We focus on getting resolutions to our customers, and as a distributor, we are not constrained by manufacturer limitations. We take great pride in bringing the voice of the customer to all of our manufacturers,” Nelson said. “The breadth of our projects, and the depth of the team, means we can bring solutions to our customers faster and more cost effectively, in a way that is almost impossible to achieve when the customer must personally address a challenge or specific need to manufacturers and service providers.”

A veteran of innovating solutions, Nelson has focused on fulfilling customer needs through team collaboration and a hands-on approach in his previous roles as a staff engineer and sales engineer. Most recently as an engineering director/manager, Nelson led a team of engineers and technicians providing full life cycle project handling to coordinate, validate and deploy best possible solutions based on the problems and details specified by users, clients, as well as market demands.

Since 2011, Nelson has been a key contributor to ABC Companies’ technical strategy. Working seamlessly with interdepartmental teams, he has provided pivotal engineering insights for several major technology projects including:

  • The introduction of ABC’s first 100 percent battery-electric zero-emissions vehicles, starting with the first diesel to electric motor coach project in the United States. Soon after this, a variety of EV’s arrived. Larger motorcoaches, such as the Van Hool TDX25E double decker, are capable of moving up to 75 riders. Both the TDX25E and CX45E models are currently used in service throughout the U.S. and Canada. Powered by the proven Proterra energy-dense battery system, these high-capacity vehicles offer ranges in excess of 260 miles between charges. The EV motorcoaches, transit buses, shuttles and vans are all compatible with public charging infrastructure, and feature a number of unique technology features such as solar-powered auxiliary systems, and regenerative braking systems to optimize battery performance and energy storage.
  • ABC’s ongoing Zero-Emissions Tour showcases and demonstrates the power and benefits of EVs in service today, while educating stakeholders and lawmakers about the critical role high-capacity passenger vehicles play in reducing greenhouse emissions in the transportation sector. Traveling the country utilizing public charging stations, tour stops in Florida, Texas, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, California and more, are bringing the future of sustainable, ZERO-EMISSIONS high-capacity passenger travel to cities nationwide.

“ABC has a commitment to providing our customers with a competitive advantage through innovative technology,” ABC Companies President/CCO Roman Cornell said. “Brian’s experience, teamwork, execution on product vision and his passion for serving our customers, is helping us change the future of our industry.”

For more information, contact ABC Companies at 800-222-2871 or visit www.abc-companies.com.

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