Sean Kelchen joins MCI as New Coach Sales Regional Vice President in the Southeast

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 26, 2017: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. ("NFI Group"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced today that Sean Kelchen has joined MCI as New Coach Sales Regional Vice President for the Southeast. Kelchen was director of operations for a prominent, Dallas-based bus company that provides high-end passenger line-haul scheduled service between Dallas, Austin, Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas. His career experience also includes transportation logistics, sales, equipment acquisition, maintenance and regulatory compliance. At MCI, he will represent MCI products and serve MCI customers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. He will be based in Nashville, reporting to Pat Ziska, New Coach Sales Vice President.

"Sean has first-hand experience with MCI products and services," said Ziska. "He has demonstrated an entrepreneurial sprit, expanding operations in his previous positions. By this, we are confident Sean will be of benefit to our many customers in the Southeast, assisting them with their fleet requirements, business operations and growth. MCI welcomes Sean to our talented and hard-working sales team."

Kelchen began his career in 1992 as a driver for Tri-State Travel in Galena, Illinois, where he developed a lifelong appreciation for the MCI brand. He left Tri-State in 1994 for Harker's Distribution, a food service wholesaler and manufacturer, where he held sales and transportation management positions earning recognition for his customer satisfaction skills and earning new business. He also had an 11-year career in operations management with Linn Star Transfer, a logistics company where he opened 14 warehouse and delivery centers throughout the United States.

Kelchen, who studied diesel technology for two years at Kirkland Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, says he's always had an attachment to the industry, having once owned an MCI 102DL3 Custom Coach conversion motorhome which he used for recreational travel, making many friends within in the industry. "I am excited to be joining MCI and look forward to contributing to the business goals of owners and operators of MCI and Setra coaches."

He can be reached at, or 615-852-9711.

About NFI Group

NFI Group is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 31 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers across Canada and the U.S. employing over 5,800 team members.

It is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the largest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, and battery-electric. NFI Group actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 6,400 are powered by electric and battery propulsion.

NFI Group is also North America's motor coach market leader offering the Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) J Series, the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI® D Series, the industry's best-selling motor coach line in North American history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Daimler's Setra® S 417 and S 407 motor coaches in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 coaches currently in service.

NFI Group also operates North America's most comprehensive parts organization, NFI Parts™, providing parts, technical publications, training, and support for its OEM product lines (transit buses and motor coaches). All buses and coaches are also supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service, and support network.

Further information is available on the Company's websites at and The common shares of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.

For further information, please contact:

Patricia Plodzeen, MCI Public Relations
Tel: 847-283-0883
or Jon Koffman, New Flyer Investor Relations
Tel: 320-316-4964

Motor Coach Industries - A New Flyer Group company: Corporate Address 200 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 | Phone: 866-MCICOACH

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