Jeff Goldwasser/Amaya Astron Seating
Today we highlight Jeff Goldwasser of GNJMA Silver Sponsor Amaya Astron Seating in our #MemberMondays series.
Jeff grew up in the motorcoach industry, working in his family's coach and tour company in New York. Jeff is very involved in all aspects of the motorcoach industry.
In addition to his multiple business ventures, he serves as the VP of the Bus Association of New York's board of directors. He is also on the board of the American Bus Association Foundation.
As the COVID-19 crisis brought the industry to a standstill, Jeff has stayed connected to his clients with a weekly Wednesday call,
Buses & Beer. During this virtual bar night, he hears what's on the minds of motorcoach operators and vendors.
Recently, he was interviewed for Bus & Motorcoach News and was quoted "I realized that people were going to their office and doing absolutely nothing and then they went home and would sit and worry," the Amaya-Astron Seating sales rep said. "Wednesday evening is helping to soften the week." This weekly virtual bar night lets people blow off steam, tell stories and let down their guard. There are lots of laughs and bonding.
What began as roughly 15 people during the first session in April has more than doubled. The Zoom calls - which bring together people across four time zones - have grown from two- to five-hour sessions. There's now a Facebook group and a logo is being developed that will go on a T-shirt. He's working with vendors on the costs so everyone who has participated can get one.
Jeff, under his company Motorcoach Services Group, also brokers pre-owned buses across the US & Canada. He also finds time to promote his new product Bellboy Autocar Services, a luggage tray system inside the luggage bays. Seeing the need during the pandemic to disinfect buses, he also sells Victory Electrostatic Sprayers. Jeff has a lot of items on his menu!
Thanks, Jeff, for all you do for the motorcoach industry!
Amaya Astron Seating
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