WATERBURY – Steve Rosko, All-Star’s director of maintenance, has been named a 2017 Garage Star. He was selected by School Transportation News and featured in the magazine’s latest issue. Here’s what the magazine wrote:
Steve Rosko began his career as an entry-level mechanic in 1985 at Wamogo Regional High School in Litchfield, Connecticut. Rising through the ranks in the school bus garage to the office and gaining experience and additional training. Rosko eventually became the director of maintenance for All-Star Transportation.
“Steve embraced the challenge,” said Leslie Sheldon, the company’s operation manager.
With a multitude of experience in a variety of positions, Rosko knows the ins and outs of school bus maintenance and all its technical aspects. He oversees a staff of 30 technicians who service more than 900 vehicles at three maintenance facilities throughout western Connecticut. Sheldon said Rosko rarely spends full days in his office since he’s always on the floor talking to his team as well as providing hands-on technical training. Everything for Steve happens in the garage.
“I’d be the first to help (my team) understand how to execute a successful job so they themselves can step into my position and do my job,” he explained while likening his technicians to “family.”
Rosko isn’t one to call in sick or take any days off either, but instead Sheldon said he always ensures the successful completion of any job. With automotive, heavy-duty and school bus certifications from ASE, he helped All-Star Transportation achieve one of the best maintenance records in Connecticut as well as led the maintenance staff to obtaining the ASE Blue Shield of Excellence for its fleet of gasoline, diesel and propane school buses.
You can read the article on the School Transportation News website here.