VOLVO’S DOWNS LEAVES BUS INDUSTRY; LANDS NEW TRUCK ROLE

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Thomas Weilecki


FOLLOWING two years as Volvo Bus Australia’s general manager, Lauren Downs is to leave this position as a result of a new truck appointment within the Volvo Group - effective 1 May, 2020 - the company has announced.

VOLVO’S DOWNS LEAVES BUS INDUSTRY; LANDS NEW TRUCK ROLE
"Lauren will be missed in the bus organisation and we thank her for her contribution over the past twelve years," said acting GM David Mead.

Downs is to assume the position of vice president - UD Trucks sales at this time, Volvo Bus confirms.

David Mead, vice president Volvo Buses Asia Pacific Region - already well known to the Australian bus industry having previously run the market and is based in Sydney – is to become the acting general manager for Volvo Bus from that date and will be so until such time as a successor is appointed. The recruitment process for this role will commence immediately, the company says.

"The ability for the Volvo Bus Australia team to continue to deliver and perform as a market leader during times of change is a true testament to the broad ranging knowledge, experience and maturity that extends across the entire Volvo Bus Australia team," Mead said.

"We are proud to have the largest, most experienced, bus-specific team in the country," he added.

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"While Lauren will be missed in the bus organisation and we thank her for her contribution over the past twelve years, working in the Volvo Bus organisation both here in Australia and abroad, we are extremely proud and excited for Lauren as she takes on her new position.

"Development of our people and appointments such as this one are something that we are really focused on at Volvo Bus.

"We see ourselves as leaders in developing and promoting talent within the company and wider bus and coach industry in Australia," Mead explained.

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