Business and service applauded
Lycoming College trustee, Dale Krapf ’67, was named CEO of the Year by the Chester County (Pa.) Chamber of Business and Industry in recognition of his business successes, leadership activities and community service. Krapf is chair of Krapf Bus Companies, a family-owned third generation business which recently became the sixth largest bus operator in the nation, with a fleet of more than 2,600 vehicles and nearly 3,300 employees. Krapf Bus Companies operate in Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Through his leadership in the Chester County Chamber, Krapf was instrumental in the creation of the Chester County Chamber Foundation. His passion for giving children the opportunity to flourish and grow influenced the creation of the foundation’s youth leadership program, designed to help the county’s youth better understand how they can contribute to their communities in the future. Leading by example, the Krapf Bus Companies award a scholarship each year to a deserving graduate in each area high school that uses its buses.
In 2008, Krapf and his wife, Nannette, established the Dale and Nannette Krapf Endowed Scholarship Fund at Lycoming College. It is awarded to students demonstrating financial need. Krapf earned a bachelor’s degree at Lycoming in 1967, majoring in business administration.
Krapf has been a member of the Lycoming College Board of Trustees for 18 years and serves as board secretary. He is a member of the board of directors of the United Bus Association, and the past president of both the National School Transportation Association and the Pennsylvania School Bus Association. In recognition of his contributions to the industry, the NSTA presented him with its Hall of Fame Award in 2005 and Distinguished Service Award in 1994.