Kendra Eads named engineering VP at Thomas Built Buses

By Mike Brezonick04 October 2021

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced Kendra Eads has been appointed vice president of engineering and technology at Thomas Built Buses (TBB), effective immediately. She succeeds Leslie Kilgore, who has left the company.

In her new role, Eads will oversee the design, development, research and testing of new technologies, while helping to shape the long-term engineering strategy for the TBB organization. Eads joins TBB from Cummins Inc. where she held increasing roles of responsibility in engineering during a 20-year tenure. Most recently, she served as the director of engineering, electrified products.

“We are excited to have Kendra join the TBB team,” said Kevin Bangston, president and CEO of TBB. “Her extensive knowledge in conventional and electrified powertrains, and her experience in full product lifecycle engineering make her uniquely qualified for the role. We look forward to what she will accomplish and how she will help steer the future of Thomas Built Bus.”

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, and specializes in the manufacture and sale of school buses in North America.

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