Who's Who of Top Executives

Derrick Waters

Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Coach USA
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Derrick Waters, chief executive officer at Coach USA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in transportation and engineering.

With an illustrious career spanning over three decades, Mr. Waters has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen across diverse roles in the transportation and engineering sectors. His educational journey commenced at North Carolina State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1988, followed by a Bachelor of Science in operations management and supervision from Saint Augustine’s University in 2004. He continued his academic pursuits, obtaining an Executive Master of Business Administration in international business from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics in 2007.

Mr. Waters’ career trajectory reflects a series of progressive roles within UPS, culminating in executive leadership positions. From 1989 to 2000, he contributed significantly to engineering and operations roles before assuming roles such as North New England engineering director, Georgia director of engineering, and Central California district director of engineering, among others. Notably, his tenure as the Southern California director of engineering witnessed pivotal contributions that solidified his reputation as a visionary leader. His journey continued at Coach USA, where he assumed the mantle of chief executive officer in 2023 after serving as the chief operations officer. His leadership has been instrumental in fostering a unified culture across the organization’s 29 smaller companies while consolidating the brand’s identity.

Mr. Waters’ dedication and prowess in the field were honored with the Top 50 Southern California Diverse Leaders Award by the National Diversity Council in 2020. Beyond his professional commitments, he is an ardent supporter of educational initiatives and community development. He actively contributes to the Nate McMillan Foundation, the Human Trafficking Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and serves on advisory boards at esteemed institutions like the University of California, Irvine, and California State University, Los Angeles. His advice to aspiring professionals echoes the significance of thoughtful communication and strategic planning, emphasizing the power of written goals in shaping one’s career trajectory.

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