NEW AUSSIE SALES AND MANAGER ROLES FILLED AT SCANIA BUS


NEWLY FORMED roles within the Scania Australia Bus organisation have been filled, bringing the local entity into line with Scania globally, the company has announced.

NEW AUSSIE SALES AND MANAGER ROLES FILLED AT SCANIA BUS
The structural changes come as Scania Bus is experiencing record levels of orders, the company states.

Jamie Atkinson has been appointed as new the National Sales and Contracts manager for Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. New hire Ian Clarke will perform the same role at Scania Bus in New South Wales, the ACT, Queensland and the Northern Territory, with him based in Prestons, Sydney.

"We now have a structure that aligns with Scania’s global organisation, with account managers reporting to the sales managers and the sales managers reporting to me," said Julian Gurney, director of Sales for Bus and Engines.

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INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

Clarke (pictured below) joins Scania after a long career working with ZF Transmissions, based in Sydney, and a period with another bus OEM active in Australia. He shares a strong passion for the bus industry and is looking forward to working with the Scania Bus family, he says.

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"I am very excited to be joining Scania Bus at this time, especially in the wake of the launch of the Scania Touring. I’m also looking forward to the arrival of the next generation of powertrains running on alternative and renewable fuels, which are destined to transform the industry over the next several years," Clarke said.

The structural changes come as Scania Bus is experiencing record levels of orders, with deliveries expected to hit new highs in 2019, the company states.

The first Scania hybrid buses are also expected to enter service during the year.

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