BYD Brings Transportation Vets to East Coast Team


Battery and electric vehicle company BYD (Build Your Dreams) has announced the recent additions of Randy Premo and Karl Wheeler to its East Coast team.

Premo will serve as BYD’s regional sales manager for the Northeast, which includes Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Wheeler, as BYD’s regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic, will cover Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining BYD, Premo served more than 25 years with the Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, N.Y. Wheeler brings more than 17 years of transit agency bus experience with the Maryland Transit Administration.

“Both Randy and Karl bring a depth of agency and bus experience in a variety of hands-on roles from maintenance to managerial, giving them a unique understanding of our clients’ requirements and needs,” comments Bobby Hill, vice president of BYD North America for coach and bus. “They will work with our current and potential clients to help implement zero-emission bus programs from the exploratory and planning stages through implementation, maintenance and expansion.”

“Randy and I are both very excited to provide the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast markets all-electric buses manufactured by BYD,” says Wheeler. “This electric bus propulsion system option will improve the environment by reducing harmful emissions, our dependence on fossil fuels and noise pollution, while positively impacting service and maintenance.”

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