Ian Downie takes on the role as Coach Sales Director from Nick Page who was appointed Volvo Bus UK & Ireland Managing Director in January. The new position is a dual role, which also sees Ian retain the title of Product Director, which he has held since 2001.
Commenting on the official announcement, Managing Director Nick Page said, “A key member of our Volvo Bus Executive Team, Ian has been Product Director for 12 years. My appointment as Managing Director was the catalyst for Ian to take over the continued development of the coach side of our business.”
He added, “Already a highly respected figure in the industry, Ian brings his vast experience, enthusiasm and hard work to this new role and is ideally placed to drive our coach sales offering forward for Euro 6 and beyond. In addition, Ian will continue to spearhead our product development.”
Ian Downie commented “I am certainly enjoying the challenge, especially as we have a whole new product range ready to launch for Euro 6 and all of the sales team are fully focused on ensuring it is successfully introduced in the UK and Irish markets.
“It is an extremely exciting time for us at Volvo with lots of new developments both with our own complete coach offering and with our coach building partners.
“There is enormous potential in the coach side of the business and it will be my role to ensure that Volvo Bus continues to drive the market forward with product developments, which can help further improve the efficiency and productivity of our operators.”
11 September 2013
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Ian Downie has been officially appointed as Coach Sales Director and Product Director Volvo Bus in UK & Ireland