Blue Bird appoints Mark Blaufuss and Dan Thau to its Board of Directors

– USA, GA –  Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, today announced the appointments of Mark Blaufuss and Dan Thau to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“We are thrilled to have two top finance leaders join Blue Bird’s Board of Directors as we continue to expand our leadership and capitalize on dynamic growth opportunities in the school bus industry. As school districts across North America transition to low- and zero-emission student transportation, Blue Bird stands ready to meet increasing demand. We look forward to Mark’s and Dan’s contributions and extend a warm welcome as they join our Board of Directors,” said CEO, Phil Horlock.

Mark Blaufuss will join the Audit Committee as Chairman, succeeding Alan Schumacher who will resign from the Board on June 30, 2023.

About Mark Blaufuss

Mark Blaufuss has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in finance within the automotive and manufacturing industries. He has served as managing director and founder of Green & White Advisory, a consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, strategic and financial advisory services, since 2017. In addition, Blaufuss has held the role of an operating executive with private equity firm The Carlyle Group since February 2019. From September 2020 to December 2022, Blaufuss served as CFO of Victory Innovations. Before then, Blaufuss held the position of CFO at Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.

Blaufuss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

About Dan Thau

Dan Thau has over ten years of leadership experience in the international finance industry. Thau currently serves as VP at American Securities, a private equity firm he joined in 2015. Before then, Thau was employed by the global investment bank Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group in New York and the Israel Group in Tel Aviv.

Dan Thau holds a bachelor of science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

About Blue Bird Corporation

Blue Bird is recognized as a technology leader and innovator of school buses since its founding in 1927. Our dedicated team members design, engineer, and manufacture school buses with a singular focus on safety, reliability, and durability. Blue Bird buses carry the most precious cargo in the world – the majority of 25 million children twice a day – making us the most trusted brand in the industry. The company is the proven leader in low- and zero-emission school buses with more than 20,000 propane, natural gas, and electric-powered buses in operation today. Blue Bird is transforming the student transportation industry through cleaner energy solutions.

Blue Bird is the proven leader in low- and zero-emission school buses with more than 20,000 propane, natural gas, and electric-powered buses in operation today. The company is the only U.S.-owned and operated school bus manufacturer in the United States.


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