Staten Island, United States
Domenic Gatto has been the CEO of the Atlantic Express Transportation Corp. since the early 1970s. He has built Atlantic Express into one of the largest national school bus companies in the U.S., with a fleet of many thousands of vehicles that include school buses, Paratransit vehicles, and luxury charter buses. Domenic Gatto has piloted Atlantic Express through rapid growth while maintaining and improving the quality, safety, and reputation of the company. Atlantic Express has been a public company since 1998. Domenic Gatto has expanded Atlantic Express through a combination of winning new contracts and purchasing existing contracts. This has enabled Domenic Gatto to grow the company rapidly while maintaining its excellent reputation. In fiscal year of 2008, approximately 98 percent of contract revenues were from customers that had been with the company for over 5 years. Long-term school bus contracts are increasingly awarded via a Request for Proposal process rather than merely being award to the lowest cost bidder. Atlantic Express’ reputation enhances their standing in this type of contract negotiation. Domenic Gatto has had his position of CEO renewed continuously in recognition of his outstanding work in guiding the company. The key to Atlantic Express' reputation is Domenic Gatto's management, which focuses on employee training and preventive maintenance. This reputation and long operating history provides Atlantic Express a competitive edge in acquiring new contracts and in keeping existing contracts. Domenic Gatto is key to maintaining and improving this competitive edge. Atlantic Express has once again renewed Domenic Gatto’s contract as CEO. Domenic Gatto has also used his business skills with the prestigious Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, where he has been a partner and chairman of the board since 2003. Revenues at the golf club have nearly tripled during his tenure to $10 million a year and he has overseen a significant expansion of the clubhouse facilities. Domenic Gatto works with many charities, including events at the golf course.
WorkAtlantic Express Transportation Corp.
President, Chief Executive Officer
Staten Island, NY
07/1/1972 — Present