Taylor Retires as VP of Medium Duty Truck and Bus Sales at Rush Enterprises

Steve Taylor, vice president of medium duty truck and bus sales at Rush Enterprises, will retire on Dec. 31.

Taylor joined Rush in 2003. Since then, the company has sold approximately 600 medium duty trucks per year through a small number of GMC and Hino franchises and Peterbilt’s medium duty product lineup. Taylor helped Rush obtain franchises with Hino, Isuzu, Ford and Bluebird Bus. In 2019, the company sold more than 16,000 new Class 3-7 vehicles.

Taylor served on the board of trustees for the National Truck Equipment Association and as chairman of Hino’s dealer council for three years. He also served on the Isuzu dealer council for 12 years.

“Steve Taylor has made a lasting impression on our organization and [has] helped us build the strongest team of dedicated medium duty truck sales professionals in the country,” W.M. (Rusty) Rush, chairman, CEO and president of Rush Enterprises said. “He is directly responsible for the growth of our medium duty truck sales business and for positioning us as the leader in ready-to-roll inventory for customers who need bodied-up inventory. Steve is not only one of the most well-known leaders in the medium duty truck space, he is [a] trusted friend, and we wish him all the best as he begins this new phase in his life.”

Scott Chowaniec was promoted to Taylor’s position as vice president of medium duty truck and bus sales. Chowaniec worked at a heavy-duty truck dealership in New York before joining PACCAR in 1997. While with PACCAR, Chowaniec held many sales and leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe, covering global markets in the Middle East, Russia, Africa and South America with PACCAR Parts, DAF and, most recently, Peterbilt. He joined Rush Enterprises as director of medium duty truck sales in 2019 before his most recent promotion.

“Scott brings a lifetime of industry experience and strong customer relationships to this role, and we are excited for him to use that expertise to help us make our medium-duty truck sales team even stronger,” Rush said.

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