Volvo team strengthens

Volvo stalwart John Beattie takes on a national service role based in Sydney

Volvo team strengthens
Volvo team strengthens

September 21, 2011

Volvo’s John Beattie has been promoted from a southern NSW regional position to lead the bus chassis supplier’s national service team following Steve Read’s appointment as Asia Pacific Region Technical Manager.

As National Service Manager, Beattie brings decades of bus supply experience from Volvo Bus and Leyland Truck and Bus in the UK.

Volvo Bus General Manager Peter Duncan says the benefits of Beattie’s experience and Volvo-specific knowledge means there will be an almost seamless continuity for the function and role of National Service Manager.

"While Steve moves from the Volvo Bus Australia team, he will still remain very much involved in the business and the Australian bus and coach market offering added support and knowledge from a regional level," Duncan says.

As previously announced, when former Volvo Bus Australia General Manager David Mead took up the position of Asia Pacific Region Director, the relocation of Volvo’s regional office from Hong Kong to Sydney placed Australia even closer to the Volvo Bus organisation globally.

"This movement is exciting for Volvo Bus in Australia and it clearly demonstrates the importance of the Australian market to Volvo Bus Corporation," says Duncan.

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