Prevost Veteran Dale Paziuk Enjoys a Goal Come True in New Coach Sales
(September 18, 2018, Sainte Claire, QC) Prevost takes pleasure in announcing the recent addition of highly respected 19-year veteran, Dale Paziuk to the New Coach Sales Team. Paziuk stepped into his newest position as New Coach Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada and Northwestern US in early September.
Paziuk resides in Ladner, BC, and is very familiar with his territory that includes British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Provinces, and dips into Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming in the Lower 48 of the U.S.
Paziuk joined Prevost in 1999, beginning as a field service representative serving the Northwest, after earning his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB and working several years for other organizations within the bus and coach industry.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better, more thorough introduction to Prevost,” says Paziuk. “Traveling extensively through this large territory has provided so many excellent opportunities to talk to many owner-operators. My work during those years was primarily with the mechanics and technicians performing maintenance and training on their coaches.”
When the company opened its Prevost Service Center in 2010 in the Delta area near Vancouver, BC, Paziuk was called up to fill the branch manager position. During his six-year tenure he assisted with the expansion of the facility and oversaw its eventual relocation to the current, larger six-bay facility in Richmond.
In 2016, he moved into Parts Sales as Regional Sales Manager, Northwest, which took him further north into his new territory that included Alaska; a move that further prepared him for his current role in new coach sales.
“All combined, Dale’s background, capabilities, experience and lasting relationships will serve him well in his transition into the complex realm of coach sales,” says Keith Hayward, Director New Coach Sales, Western Region. “He comes very well-equipped to help customers throughout his region determine their best options for Prevost and Volvo products; and he is prepared to continue to serve and assist with their needs as they arise.”
Paziuk says looking back, it was always his intent to eventually work for Prevost in new coach sales; and is now eager to apply all he has learned and experienced from a technical capacity to serving his customers in areas that for now, are somewhat new to him.
”To one day accept this position was a goal I set early in my career,” he says. “While my technical knowledge is an asset, and though I am fortunate to already know so many of our long-time operators in this region, and many of the newer companies that have come along since, I have more to learn. I have been waiting a long time to dive into these new waters.”
Regarding the unique challenges specific to his new position, Paziuk notes his additional responsibilities to better understand and accurately communicate with operators concerning the deeper issues of company finances and sound economics.
“I want to always be convinced my customers are purchasing the correct coach and the most suitable configurations for their operations and business platforms,” he says. “Working for a company I have always believed builds the best products and communicates every aspect of excellence, will make this much easier for me.”