Jeff Dowling comes from a bus family and was born into the bus world. Both of his grandfathers owned private school bus companies and his father followed them into the industry. Jeff attended Brock University where he earned a degree in Business Administration and Political Science. Even before graduation, Jeff spent a few summers working at Orion Bus Industries and upon graduation, Jeff accepted a role with Orion full time and started building his career. Jeff learned a lot about buses and the parts side of the industry, working in technical publications, purchasing, inside sales, bids management, project management and outside sales for Orion.
Since leaving Orion, Jeff has worked in sales and management positions for sub component OE bus suppliers and in parts distribution before joining Mississauga Bus Group of Companies. Through these experiences, Jeff has been able to meet with transits across Canada and into the USA, building relationships and helping to understand the unique needs of different size transits.
At MBGC, Jeff has been responsible for business development, helping the company to find strategic partners to work with while continuing to build and nurture relationships with municipal transits across Canada. Attending global trade shows and visiting many of the different strategic partners all over the world has Jeff excited about the MBGC/Damera team’s focus on the future of the Transit Industry.
Jeff looks forward to seeing customers, suppliers and partners in person again soon.