National Express SVP David Armitt named 2022 NSTA Golden Merit Award recipient

29 July 2022 11:00 AM

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Pictured from Left to Right: John Benjamin, National School Transportation Association (NSTA) Board Member, presents the NSTA Golden Merit Award to David Armitt, SVP of Operations – East Area, National Express

National Express LLC (NELLC) is proud to announce that David Armitt, Senior Vice President of Operations – East Area, was awarded the 2022 National School Transportation Association (NSTA) Golden Merit Award for his excellence in operations at NSTA’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Convention on 26 July. The award recognizes excellence in service, safety, and community responsibility, as well as achievements in operational areas such as safety, driver training, and maintenance.

David joined National Express in 2019 as Group Commercial Projects Director and has more than 25 years of experience in the student transportation industry. Since October of 2021, he has served as SVP of Operations and manages the East Area, covering 11 states. His office is based in New Jersey. 

“Receiving the Golden Merit Award is an absolute honor. I appreciate the nomination from my fellow team members that led to me being named a recipient,” said David. “Knowing that I play a role in helping kids get to school safely, on-time and ready to learn is beyond gratifying. I feel proud and grateful for the opportunity my team members and I have to make a difference in students’ lives.”

“We are thrilled that David has been awarded the Golden Merit Award by NSTA. It is well-deserved given his talent, vast experience in the student transportation field, and his unfaltering dedication to his customers and team,” said Bob Ramsdell, Chief Operations Officer, Student Transportation Division. “David always strives for service excellence for his customers and brings out the very best in his team members through encouragement and mentorship. It is no surprise he has led the East Area to operational excellence. We look forward to his continued leadership in driving our company to further growth and success.”