Management

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. William Trainer is a key founder of Grande West Transportation and has served as President, CEO and Director since its inception in 2008.  Mr. Trainer has over 25 years experience importing and exporting heavy machinery, and has successfully pioneered and brought several new products to the Canadian market.  William has also owned and managed heavy construction equipment dealerships throughout Western Canada.

VP, Engineering Manager

Mr. John Wang has over 25 years of experience in project engineering and design consulting throughout Canada and Asia, and has been an Officer of Grande West Transportation since 2008.  Mr. Wang has played a vital role in the designing, testing and manufacturing of the Vicinity Bus.  John has extensive knowledge of the import/export business and Chinese, as well as north american  business practices.

VP, Business Development

Mr. Jean-Marc Landry has over 20 years of experience in management and business development, primarily focused on the public transit industry.  Jean-Marc spent the last decade in senior management positions in the Transit Vehicle manufacturing industry.  At Nova Bus, a division of Volvo Corporation, he served as Vice President of Sales - North America, and at Cubic Transportation Systems, Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Americas.  Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in generating significant sales growth.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Aaron Triplett joined Grande West Transportation in 2015, and was also a Senior Manager of a mid-size accounting firm, which specialized in auditing public companies.  Aaron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Thompson Rivers University, and is a Chartered Accountant (CA).