Volvo Buses


Volvo boosts coach sales team with new appointment

Volvo Bus has boosted its current coach sales team with the appointment of Dave Porter as Regional Coach Sales Manager for the Republic of Ireland.

Dave takes over responsibility for Ireland from James Hyde, who will now be utilising his time to focus on the wider geographical areas required in his role as Coach Sales Manager UK & Ireland.

Having joined Volvo in 1990, Dave has established himself as a well-known face in the industry. He began his Volvo career working as an apprentice coach builder at the Loughborough facility and then took on a key role as Customer Services Manager when Volvo Bus opened its Coventry facility in 2010.

James Hyde said: “Dave brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge of Volvo to our sales effort in Ireland and as he is already very well known to many of our customers, he was the natural candidate for this role. His coach body and technical expertise is second to none and this adds value to our customer offer in Ireland. We are looking to improve on our sale successes from 2014 where we have enjoyed a market share in excess of 54%.

“Dave has proved his sales acumen over the years at our Coventry facility and he is certainly ready to step up to the plate and take responsibility for his own designated region.”

Dave Porter added:  “This is an excellent opportunity for my career progression and I’m looking forward to developing our market share and growing Volvo’s sales in Ireland.”

“With the excellent Volvo Bus Euro 6 coach range and our back-up and support services in place I feel I am equipped with all the necessary tools to ensure the region continues to be prosperous for the company.”

Dave Porter can be contacted at or telephone 0044 (0)7969 903736 (Mobile Number).


27 October 2014

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Volvo Regional Coach Sales Manager Dave Porter.