Steven M. Hemmerlein
Mr. Hemmerlein comes to North America Central School Bus with more than 20 years of experience in the student transportation industry. He previously served as Senior Vice President at First Student, where he was responsible for the Midwest and South regions. He also held various roles at Laidlaw from contract manager to Senior Vice President, responsible for company operations in the Midwest and West regions. Mr. Hemmerlein is a lifelong Chicagoan and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
Mr. O’Brien joined North America Central School Bus from First Student in 2008. He had been with First Student in roles of increasing responsibility and served as the contract manager servicing eight school districts. Mr. O’Brien has a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and is currently pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Finance at the University of St. Francis.
Mr. Lane joined North America Central in 2016. He has over thirty years of human resources and labor relations experience, including the school bus business. Mr. Lane is SPHR certified and holds a Master’s degree from Indiana University, Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, and a law degree from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Greg comes to NACSB with over twenty years of Director level management experience in fleet maintenance including serving as the Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations and Procurement for a fleet of 18,000 vehicles. Greg’s background includes ten years of transportation consulting and education through the University of Washington and the University of California, Santa Cruz. With his strong business, maintenance, and procurement knowledge and experience, Greg is an excellent addition to North America Central School Bus.
Richard joined NACSB in 2019 as the Regional Safety Manager and was quickly promoted to Director. He has 15+ years of experience at UPS and the airline industry in various safety and operational roles. Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College of Missouri.