Blue Bird Announces Election of Connor Wentzell to the Company’s Board of Directors

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Blue Bird Corporation announced the election of Connor Wentzell to the Company’s Board of Directors and as a member of its Compensation Committee, effective November 30, 2018.

Mr. Wentzell has served in the role of Vice President at American Securities LLC since 2018. Mr. Wentzell joined American Securities in 2014 as an associate. Prior to joining American Securities, Mr. Wentzell worked at Evercore Partners from 2012 to 2014, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments. Mr. Wentzell holds an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Mr. Wentzell has been selected to serve on our board of directors based on his knowledge of the Company and his experience as an executive with private equity firms that invest in other manufacturing companies.

Mr. Wentzell replaces Michael Sand on the Company’s Board. Mr. Sand tendered his resignation from the Company’s Board of Directors effective November 30, 2018 in order to focus his efforts on other significant business ventures.

“We appreciate the support that Michael Sand has provided to Blue Bird over the past few years,” said Phil Horlock, President and CEO of Blue Bird. “Michael has contributed significantly in his capacity as a director on the Board and we are pleased that American Securities selected Connor as Michael’s replacement. We look forward to his perspectives and ideas to help Blue Bird continue to meet and exceed our goals.”