William Trainer, 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.
Taras Kindzersky, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kindzersky has over 20 years of business experience working at a variety of large corporations, specifically Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc., the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. He joins Grande West from one of the 20 largest credit unions in Canada where he led the business banking division as Executive Vice-President, Business Banking. Taras is a proven leader focused on growth and team development and has consistently delivered profitability.
John Wang, 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.
Jean-Marc Landry, 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.
Aaron Triplett, CFO
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).