DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Texas-based luxury motor coach service Vonlane has tapped the former President & CEO for both Greyhound and Coach America Craig R. Lentzsch to serve as Vonlane’s Senior Advisor.
Drawing on more than three decades of experience in the motor coach industry, Lentzsch will provide Vonlane’s executive team with valuable, visionary insight into the industry and guide the company forward as it continues to lead and expand the luxury motor coach market.
“Vonlane is one of the most innovative and successful new passenger service launches in the transportation industry in the last decade,” Lentzsch said. “Vonlane introduced the right format with the right team in the right place at the right time to offer a new service for airport-weary business travelers and has scored a homerun. Working with Vonlane on what’s next is exhilarating as we set out to change an industry and restore peace and luxury to every day travel.”
Vonlane’s Founder & President Alex Danza said, “Securing the services of a highly regarded and recognized transportation executive such as Craig Lentzsch is a real coup. His knowledge and experience in the motor coach industry is second-to-none. We look forward to working with Craig as we improve on the services our passengers already enjoy and evaluate options to expand our footprint in Texas and beyond.”
Vonlane offers business and personal travelers hassle-free transportation aboard luxury motor coaches multiple times daily between Austin, Dallas and Houston and soon, San Antonio. Vonlane’s goal is to allow passengers to maximize productive or relaxation time while traveling.
Lentzsch began his career in the motor coach business by co-founding BusLease, Inc., which became the largest motor coach leasing company in the United States. In 1987, BusLease merged with Greyhound when Lentzsch and other investors bought Greyhound and led the integration and operations for the next five years. Lentzsch went on to serve as Executive Vice President & CFO of Phoenix-based Motor Coach Industries International, Inc., the largest manufacturer of intercity coaches and transit buses in North America, and then returned to Greyhound, serving as the company’s President & CEO for close to a decade. In 2003, he joined as President & CEO of Coach America Holdings, the premier provider of ground transportation and travel services in the southern half of the United States.
Since retirement in 2007, Lentzsch has served in private equity and advisory roles. He has been director for Coach America, director and chair of the audit committee for Dynamex, executive chairman for All Aboard America!, member of The Pillow Bar, advisory director with Bulkley Capital and operating partner with Satori Capital.
As Vonlane’s Senior Advisor, Lentzsch will retain his adjunct faculty position at the University of Denver where he teaches transportation finance in the Transportation Management Master’s program. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Vonlane (www.vonlane.com) is a first-of-its kind luxury motor coach service for business and leisure travelers. Through its Passenger-First travel strategies, Vonlane strives to offer business travelers stress-free, luxury-level travel at a reasonable cost aimed at maximizing billable productive time, relaxation and hassle-free departure and arrival experiences. Vonlane currently offers luxury coach service between Austin, Dallas and Houston.