Troy Snyder is an industry professional with over 20 years of experience in the bus and coach industry and has held a number of leadership roles in sales and management, including six years as the General Manager of Berkshire Coach and Federal Coach, a Forest River company/part of Berkshire Hathaway. In his role of General Manager, he will have direct oversight and responsibility for ARBOC. Troy will work directly with our dealer partners and the ARBOC management team to execute on the company’s strategic vision to be the leading provider of low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses for North America. In addition, he will also work closely with other members of the NFI Group to leverage common strengths and drive operational performance. He holds Master of Science degree from Indiana University of Bloomington and a Bachelor of Science degree from all State University.
Sales & Marketing, Vice President
Kim Yoder is an industry professional with two decades of sales experience in transit bus manufacturing. She joined ARBOC in 2013 and, as Sales & Marketing, Vice President, is currently responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing teams. Prior to this role, Kim served as National Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager. Preceding ARBOC, she filled various sales positions at StarTrans Bus and Green Alternative Systems.
Andrew Hawk brings to ARBOC over two decades of operational and managerial experience. Prior to this role, Andrew was Director of Operations at Alexander Dennis Limited, an NFI Group subsidiary, Manufacturing Manager at Zimmer Biomet, and spent 18 years with General Motors. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree for Organizational Leadership and Supervision Management from Purdue University.
Blain Hite is a seasoned manufacturing and engineering veteran with three decades of experience in the design and development of hardware, recreational vehicles, and buses. He joined ARBOC in 2005 and, as Director, Manufacturing, he plays a key role in the vision and growth of ARBOC and its ongoing operations. Blain holds an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Helen Krizman is a corporate financial professional with over three decades in the bus, RV, and ambulance industries. She joined ARBOC in 2019, after passing the CPA Exam and performing auditing at Big Eight accounting firms, Helen will perform accounting, budgeting, managerial accounting, internal control matrix design, cash management and finance support. Helen is a graduate of Western Michigan University.
Director, Supply Chain
Tyler Reist joins ARBOC from his previous role as North American Materials Manager for Alexander Dennis Limited, an NFI Group subsidiary. In his role as Director of Supply Chain, Tyler manages the day-to-day supply chain operations including purchasing, logistics, and inventory control. Tyler will work closely with the regional leadership team to drive strategic process implementations aimed at reducing working capital and operational expenses through increasing efficiency in the warehouse and on the production floor. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
Director, Human Resources
Lisa Pratt is a human resources expert with nearly a decade of experience. Lisa joined ARBOC’s accounting team in 2011 and quickly moved to her current role as Director, Human Resources, responsible for employee relations, benefits administration, and recruitment. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy (BSA) and is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Philip Wiltshire brings to ARBOC over three decades of engineering experience. As Director, Engineering, he is responsible for providing leadership and direction to all divisions of ARBOC’s engineering product development and engineering support programs. This includes bus development, option design, service support, and quality improvement programs. Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Hertfordshire College in the UK.