NELLC Appoints Tim Wertner as CEO of its Student Transportation Division in North America

Lisle, IL — National Express LLC (“the Company”), a division of National Express Group PLC, today announced that Tim Wertner has been appointed CEO of Student Transportation (“School Bus”).

Tim has extensive experience in transportation and logistics and joins from FedEx where he spent 30 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of the FedEx North America Western Division. In this role, Tim was responsible for a team of 44,000 people and the delivery of three million packages and 89 flights daily.

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Tim Wertner
CEO, Student Transportation Division in North America
National Express, LLC

In addition to day-to-day operations, Tim was instrumental in implementing a transformative efficiency program across the division during his tenure. Tim’s experience in both leading field operations teams and driving operational improvements through organizations will be instrumental in ensuring the School Bus division not only meets but exceeds our financial and strategic targets.

Tim currently sits on the Advisory Board of SheeldS Automotive Cybersecurity, and the Board of Directors of Direct Relief. He holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics from University of La Verne, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Irvine.

Tim succeeds Gary Waits, who, after 13 years with the Company in North America, has decided to step down from his role to seek new opportunities outside the Company.

Ignacio Garat, Group CEO of National Express Group PLC, said: “We believe that Tim has the right combination of deep sector expertise coupled with transformation experience to successfully lead our School Bus division. I look forward to working with Tim as we continue to drive operational efficiency. I would like to thank Gary for his significant contribution to National Express over the past two decades, and we wish him every success in the future.”

Tim Wertner, CEO of Student Transportation at National Express LLC, added: “I am excited to join National Express LLC. With a strong team coupled with US and Canadian resources available to us, I believe there is unlocked potential that can be realized within the Company’s School Bus division. I look forward to working with the team to continue providing our customers with best-in-class student transportation services.”