June 03, 2019 - Have you ever asked yourself how the transport industry can change our world or even more, help to inspire future generations? Leslie Kilgore quit her job at a space agency to join Thomas Built Busses in High Point, North-Carolina. Why? Because her biggest dream was to see a world where every kid will be able to get to school in a safe way. As a Vice-President of Engineering she is able to have an impact on the community and even the educational system. Meet a woman who once worked on satellites shooting for the stars and now reaches out to build the safest and most modern school-buses.
This isn’t an industry that anybody can learn out of school. School buses are not taught anywhere. So this is a place where if you’ve grown up here you’ve got a different perspective and you know different things. You try to combine what expertise or information with those who have been around for a while.
About Leslie Kilgore
Leslie Kilgore is Vice President of Engineering at Thomas Built Buses in High Point, North Carolina. She is responsible for product development of the school buses: The design, the testing, the analysis. Innovations and technologies as well as supporting the production unit are also part of her daily work. Leslie previously worked in aerospace for a long time, but she came to the conclusion that satellites are great – but as soon as they are completed you never see them again! She definitely does not have this problem with school buses.
In talk with Leslie Kilgore: Sascha Pallenberg