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CoBe Capital operating company, Bus Parts Warehouse, announces the hiring of David Guy as President

November 5th, 2012
Mr. David Guy joins Bus Parts Warehouse, a CoBe Capital operating company, as President.
Mr. David Guy joins Bus Parts Warehouse, a CoBe Capital operating company, as President.
Bus Parts Warehouse is headquartered in Manlius a suburb of Syracuse, NY.
Bus Parts Warehouse is headquartered in Manlius a suburb of Syracuse, NY.

Syracuse, NY – CoBe Capital, a global private investment firm focused on the acquisition and management of non-core business units from large corporations, is pleased to announce the hiring of David Guy as President of its operating company Bus Parts Warehouse.

Mr. Guy brings to Bus Parts Warehouse over 30 years of experience having led many organizations in numerous operational roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently he was the Director of Global Finance and Supply Chain Integration, for Haworth, a $1.6 billion privately held global provider of office furniture and services. Prior to joining Haworth, Mr. Guy was the President of Geiger International, a $100 million division of Herman Miller and served as General Manager of Herman Miller’s Zeeland Manufacturing Operations, with responsibility for 650 employees across three manufacturing plants.  Early in his career he held management positions in finance, accounting and purchasing with both Herman Miller and Lockheed Martin. As a lean expert trained by Toyota, he has been instrumental in both the implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives and execution of strategic growth plans throughout his career. Mr. Guy received both his M.B.A. and B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.

"I am excited to have David join Bus Parts Warehouse and prepare the business for its second decade under CoBe Capital's ownership. I believe that he can effectively expand the business over the next 18 months to significantly enhance profitability," said Neal Cohen, Founder and Managing Director at CoBe Capital.

About CoBe Capital

CoBe Capital, a global private investment firm with a permanent capital base and operations in North America and Europe, delivers M&A solutions to meet the specific needs of corporate sellers looking to divest non-core operations. CoBe Capital owns and operates a diversified portfolio of companies that design, manufacture and market innovative products and services. Each of its portfolio companies strives to achieve long-term growth based on lean and continuous improvement business philosophies. CoBe Capital was founded by Neal Cohen in 1994. For more information on CoBe Capital, please visit cobecapital.com.

About Bus Parts Warehouse

As a leading national distributor, Bus Parts Warehouse supplies replacement parts, product upgrades, and special needs products for the school transportation industry. Bus Parts Warehouse sells to customers across the United States through its outside sales and customer service teams and in-house parts specialists can help customers locate hard-to-find parts. For more information on Bus Parts Warehouse, please visit buspartswarehouse.com.

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