Tuesday, October 27, 2015



Grande West Transportation Group Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Roschlau to the role of strategic adviser and Andrew Imanse to its board of directors.

Roschlau recently joined the management team of Grande West as strategic adviser, after a fulfilling career as president & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). At CUTA, he led “Canada’s voice for public transit,” and was instrumental in creating Transit Vision 2040 - a generational vision which has become a national blueprint for public transit. Roschlau is assisting Grande West in its development as a leading Canadian producer of mid-sized transit buses. He holds a PhD in transport geography from the Australian National University, as well as a Master of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Andrew Imanse is the retired president of the Thor Bus Group and was instrumental in developing the bus market for Thor Industries. He joins Board Chair Joseph Miller and Directors Donald Siemens and Yves Devin in rounding out the Board of Directors. Devin is a former CEO of the Montreal Transit System (STM). During his tenure, STM won numerous prestigious awards, including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) award as Outstanding Large Public Transportation System in North America.

“We are honoured and privileged to have gentlemen with this level of knowledge and experience to help guide and mentor Grande West Transportation”, commented William Trainer, president and CEO.