Kerr leaves Volgren


Bus industry identity Tony Kerr leaves Volgren on December 20

Kerr leaves Volgren
Kerr leaves Volgren

By David Goeldner | November 21, 2013

Known throughout the bus industry as an advocate for Australian manufacturing, Volgren’s General Manager of Sales and Marketing Tony Kerr has resigned, leaving the industry he has served for the past five years.

Kerr had led Volgren’s sales and marketing division through a period of transition in company ownership.

In late 2011, following the Grenda family’s sale of its bus operations, a majority stake in the family’s bus building arm – Volgren – was sought by Brazilian bus and coach manufacturer Marcopolo.

The deal was settled by early 2012, resulting in Volgren becoming part of a transnational bus building enterprise.

Kerr continued to drum up business for Volgren during this transitional period, and to represent its interests on the Bus Industry Confederation’s Suppliers Committee.

Volgren Australia CEO Peter Dale says Kerr will leave Volgren on December 20 to take up a new appointment outside the bus industry in the New Year.

"During Tony’s time at Volgren we have consolidated our position in a tough market," says Dale.

"I can assure you that we are in a strong position with exciting improvements in our sights."

Dale says Kerr’s departure provides Volgren with an opportunity to review its structure with a focus on continuing to improve customer service.

"In the interim I will assume Tony’s responsibilities," Dale says.

"I would like to thank Tony for his valued contribution and wish him well in his new challenge."

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