Thomas Built Buses Honors Becky Holsen, Ron Northrop and Pete Rodriguez

One half of all the dealer personnel attaining Thomas Built Buses Sales Eagle status this year were from Matthews Buses as Becky Holsen, Ron Northrop and Pete Rodriguez were inducted at the Thomas Dealer Meeting in Grapevine, TX on April 3, 2017. In a ceremony conducted by David Nethercut, Thomas Built Buses’ Manager of Sales Education, each received an Eagle Excellence Lithograph, Eagle crystal paper weight and a Thomas “Sales Eagle” jacket.

Becky Holsen achieved the honor serving as Matthews’ Sales Coordinator. She has been a member of the Matthews team for over three years and is the first Sales Coordinator in the state of New York to received this honor from Thomas Built Buses.

Ron Northrop, has experience in all facets of the school bus industry and is recognized as an alternate fuel expert.

Pete Rodriguez, who has served Matthews’ customers in both parts and bus sales, is universally recognized for his superior customer service.


The Wings of Eagles program includes five levels of achievement , ranging from Sales Eagle to Eagle’s Nest with membership based upon training, demonstration of buses, specification writing, and sale of buses. Sales Eagle criteria include over 100 hours of training, at least 100 quotes, 100 or more demonstrations and sales sufficient to meet the minimum 500 points required.