VOLVO BUS SNAPS UP HVA’S LOSS; FISICARO JOINS TEAM

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Volvo Bus Australia


BREAKING: Former King Long Australia / Heavy Vehicles Australia (HVA) stalwart Anthony Fisicaro has now joined Volvo Bus Australia as its sales manager for CMV Truck & Bus in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, the company has announced.

VOLVO BUS SNAPS UP HVA’S LOSS; FISICARO JOINS TEAM
Ex-HVA Anthony Fisicaro has, “...an excellent understanding of customers’ operations and has developed many strong relationships with key stakeholders across the industry,” stated Volvo.

As broken by ABC magazine’s www.busnews.com.au last month, King Long Australia’s privately owned Melbourne-based distributor HVA closed for business, the entity having been selling the Chinese buses in Australia since 2008.

Many industry pundits wondered where ‘the face of King Long Australia’ would next turn up and it seems with his, "…vast industry experience, Anthony will be an integral part of the team at CMV Truck & Bus, joining Darren Cottle in supporting sales of the Volvo Bus Australia brand," the company confirmed.

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STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

Having more than a decade of bus industry experience - including a strong history of active involvement in a number of the state bus associations and the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) - Fisicaro  has, "...an excellent understanding of customers’ operations and has developed many strong relationships with key stakeholders across the industry," stated Volvo.

Fisicaro commenced his new role on the 6 January, 2020, based at the CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut dealership.

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"Anthony joins us with a wealth of bus sales and industry experience. This together with his knowledge and passion for the industry, [he] will be an important part of our growth and further enhanced customer support in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania," said Miles Crawford, general manager, CMV Truck & Bus – Victoria.

Fisicaro’s customer relationship skills will be a major asset for CMV Truck & Bus and the Volvo Bus team, who are excited to welcome, they say.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Anthony to the Volvo Bus team. His considerable experience, exceptional customer relationship skills and high level of respect from the industry will certainly strengthen our position across the southern states," said Lauren Downs, general manager Volvo Bus Australia.

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PASSIONATE EXPERTS

The new appointment reinforces Volvo Bus’s and CMV Truck & Bus’s continued commitment to servicing their customers across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, and underpins their strong focus to remain the market leader through delivering high quality, safe and sustainable transport solutions, with a team of dedicated and passionate bus industry experts, Volvo says.

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