BUS E-MOBILITY STAFF CHANGES AT VOLVO AUSTRALIA

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


VOLVO BUS AUSTRALIA (VBA) has made key new appointments to support its bus electro-mobility projects, the company recently announced.

BUS E-MOBILITY STAFF CHANGES AT VOLVO AUSTRALIA
“We are thrilled to appoint Dean and Mark to new positions in our electro-mobility team,” said Mitch Peden, general manager Volvo Bus Australia.

Dean Moule has been promoted to the newly created role of Electromobility product director, Asia Pacific Region (APAC), and Mark Fryer consequently promoted to the role of National Sales Engineering and Bodybuild manager, Volvo Bus Australia – effective July, 2021.

As electric buses continue to gain momentum in Australia, Volvo Bus is responding to the changing industry landscape and demands for cleaner and more efficient transport solutions by doubling down on its focus to provide greener, safer and more reliable technology, it states.

According to the company, the new electro-mobility team appointments will support this goal.

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HYBRID EXPERIENCE

With 35 years’ experience in the automotive industry and having spent the past 12 years as the Sales Engineering & Bodybuild manager at Volvo Bus Australia, Moule brings with him a wealth of knowledge and insight to his newly created position of Electromobility product director, APAC, Volvo says.

In addition to having a strong background in automotive engineering and a long history within the bus and coach industry, Moule has extensive experience working within the electro-mobility space, it explains.

He was involved in VBA’s first electro-mobility initiative with its hybrid project, developing and introducing the B5L S-Charge chassis to the Australian market a decade ago and, more recently, has been the electro-mobility project lead on the development of Volvo’s BZL electric chassis(due to be launched later in 2021).

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ELECTRIC WHIZZ

With Moule stepping into his new position and extending his expertise across a wider range of electro-mobility functions for Volvo Bus Asia Pacific, Fryer will be taking his place as Volvo Bus Australia’s National Sales Engineering & Bodybuild manager.

With more than 20 years’ experience with electrical systems - and having worked for Volgren for the past 15 years prior to joining VBA as

Technical and Bodybuild Support manager early 2020 - Fryer has an exceptional understanding of the industry, as well as of high-voltage technology.

Having both Moule and Fryer rising to new challenges at Volvo Bus is testament not only to VBA’s commitment to providing the best in the electro-mobility space, but also to the development of its people, the company explains.

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CLEAR FOCUS

"We are thrilled to appoint Dean and Mark to new positions in our electro-mobility team," said Mitch Peden, general manager Volvo Bus Australia.

"The steps we have taken on our electro-mobility journey have been possible with the guidance of our electro-mobility team.

"From the release of the B5L S-Charge in 2013 to now preparing to launch our BZL Electric chassis later this year demonstrates the great contributions of our electro-mobility experts.

"Dean and Mark’s new appointments will be instrumental to reinforcing VBA’s focus on cleaner, safer and more reliable electric systems - and will allow us to remain agile as we continue our electro-mobility journey."

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ABOUT VOLVO

Volvo Buses is one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, with a strong focus on vehicles and systems for long-term sustainable public transport, it states.

The product range includes complete transport solutions, city buses, intercity buses and tourist coaches, as well as services in financing, vehicle servicing, vehicle diagnostics and traffic information, it explains.

Volvo Buses is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction machines, as well as drive systems for marine and industrial applications, it adds.

Volvo Group also provides complete financing solutions, it states.

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