Irizar (UK) gets new MD

Irizar (UK)’s new Managing Director, Andrew Blundell, brings over 25 years of experience in the transport and logistics sectors to the post. He was most recently Transport Development Director at leading British logistics company Bibby Distribution, but also has specific coach-industry experience from his time as Operations Director at Alfa Travel of Chorley.

Other famous names on his CV include XPO/Norbert Dentressangle, Isotrak and Royal Mail. His experience spans the operational, commercial and strategic spheres. Andrew Blundell said: “I am excited to be joining such a highly-professional organisation as Irizar. The company’s values and ethics align with my own principles and approach to business.

“This is clearly a challenging and exciting time to be joining the industry. Economic, political, environmental, and now health issues are all having an impact on the day to day reality of business which creates a challenging backdrop for operators and manufacturers alike. However, by understanding the challenges our customers face, we can navigate the short-term disruptions together, and through a collaborative, partnership approach grow together as the UK enters a new and exciting decade.”

Juan Irigoyen, Irizar Director, commented “we are delighted to have Andrew joining the Irizar family. It further demonstrates our commitment to the UK market, and adds to our capabilities as we look to address fresh challenges not only in our core coach market, but also in the sphere of hybrid drivelines, electric bus systems and other potential developments in the future”

Andrew Blundell is married with two teenage children, and is proud of his Lancastrian roots, being Fleetwood born and bred and a Fleetwood Town season ticket holder. He currently lives in Chorley.

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