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Scott Solombrino Leaving Dav El/Boston Coach

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Posted on April 12, 2019
Outgoing Dav El/Boston Coach CEO Scott Solombrino has been America's highest-profile chauffeured transportation CEO after a career of advocacy, leadership, and media spotlights that span four decades. (LCT file photo)

Outgoing Dav El/Boston Coach CEO Scott Solombrino has been America's highest-profile chauffeured transportation CEO after a career of advocacy, leadership, and media spotlights that span four decades. (LCT file photo)

EVERETT, Mass. — Scott Solombrino, president and CEO of Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network, is leaving his position after a 43-year career in the limousine industry.

Solombrino, who founded his first limousine company in 1978 while a freshman at Suffolk University, will focus on his leadership roles within the ground transportation industry and write a memoir of his life in the industry. Under Solombrino’s leadership, Dav El/Boston Coach grew to become one of the country’s largest privately held chauffeured transportation companies.

Solombrino will remain a strong force in the ground transportation industry internationally, through his work as president of the Allied Leadership Council for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and as a member of its board of directors, positions he has held for more than 20 years. 

As a longtime leader in the Global Business Travel Association, Solombrino has helped expand the chauffeured transportation industry's access to the corporate and business travel sector. (LCT file photo)

As a longtime leader in the Global Business Travel Association, Solombrino has helped expand the chauffeured transportation industry's access to the corporate and business travel sector. (LCT file photo)

Solombrino will also continue serving as Secretary and board director of the National Limousine Association (NLA), of which he was a four-time president and co-founder. He will remain a leading voice and advocate for improved safety regulations for ride-hailing companies through his leadership roles with Ride Safe Massachusetts and Ride Responsibly.

The decision not to renew his current employment agreement with Dav El/Boston Coach was made after a long and deliberative process. In addition to his focus as an industry leader and icon, Solombrino plans to write a memoir detailing his life in the industry. He had strong praise for Dav El/Boston Coach and is very optimistic about the company’s future.

“This is a decision I am making for positive reasons and I look forward to the future,” Solombrino said. “I leave Dav El/Boston Coach with great pride, knowing our team is operating the finest chauffeured transportation company in the world. Our standards have set the bar and our reputation for impeccable services are unmatched in the ground transportation sector. I want to thank David and Derek Marcou and all of our employees, and want them to know I have full confidence they will continue leading this company toward a great future. I wish everyone the best as I move on to the next chapter in life.”

Solombrino is a founder of the National Limousine Association, and plans to remain on its board. Over the years, he spurred many passionate discussions among colleagues over industry issues and challenges. (LCT file photo)

Solombrino is a founder of the National Limousine Association, and plans to remain on its board. Over the years, he spurred many passionate discussions among colleagues over industry issues and challenges. (LCT file photo)

Solombrino founded his first company, Fifth Avenue Limousine Company of Boston, in 1978. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in government and communications. Solombrino is a former member of the Suffolk University Dean’s Advisory Board for the Sawyer School of Business. He is also a former board member of the Trustees of Reservations, the oldest land conservation group in the United States, the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission, the Massachusetts Film Bureau, and the Business Leadership Council for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Solombrino is an active board member with the Voice Health Institute affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

Solombrino’s positive impact on the industry was never more evident than in 2002, when the U.S. Congress and President Bush unanimously passed legislation expanding the rights of chauffeured transportation operators nationwide. His continued dedication, discipline, and hard work contributed to the passage of the landmark legislation on behalf of the industry he worked for throughout his career. Now, he looks forward to telling his story.

“It’s been an incredible ride in an amazing industry. I have so many positive experiences to share and have gained a unique perspective on life through this work. I now have time to write that story,” Solombrino added.

Source: Dav El/BostonCoach press release

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Related Topics: affiliate networks, Boston operators, BostonCoach, Dav El Chauffeured Transportation, executive changes, Global Business Travel Association, history of the limo industry, industry leaders, Massachusetts operators, National Limousine Association, Ride Responsibly, Scott Solombrino

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Comments ( 7 )
  • Sid Forougi

     | about 5 months ago

    Scott, You have made a lasting and gigantic impression on this industry. But I’m happy that you’re leaving on your own terms. And it sounds like you will continue to be a driving force in this industry and work with long-time organizations. Your voice and your presence will still be felt as you address the issues that face us all in this industry. So best of luck in your upcoming endeavors. I am sure our paths will cross again. And I have nothing but admiration for your past and best wishes for your future. When it’s ready, I’ll be sure to request a signed copy of your book.

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