Pelican appoints Customer Projects Manager
Pelican Bus and Coach has appointed Julie Smith as Customer Project Manager.
Julie will work with Ian Downie to support the tender to delivery process of customer orders. Julie has extensive knowledge of supply chain and bus manufacturing with over 16 years’ experience in manufacturing and sales at seating company Isringhausen/Esteban, as well as two-years in bus manufacturing at Switch Mobility.
“When I was approached to join Pelican/Yutong I embraced the opportunity whole heartedly” – Julie Smith
Julie said: “When I was approached to join Pelican/Yutong I embraced the opportunity whole heartedly. This is brilliant time to join the team and I am excited to help to grow the business with our new and existing products. I am looking forward to working with existing friends in the industry and building new relationships with both suppliers and customers. I trust with my drive, enthusiasm and honest approach will serve both new and existing customers well. I have worked with the Pelican team previously as a supplier, and admired Pelican with their passion, commitment, trust, and enthusiasm. The added ‘Yorkshire’ element that is the Pelican team is the ‘cherry on top’ and I know from my history as a supplier that with the great team in Castleford the opportunities are immense. Having fantastic product that is tried, tested and proven is a further bonus!”
“With the number of repeat and new orders being processed, we have a capacity of delivering significant volumes to our UK customers” – Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK
Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK, said: “Julie joins us at an exciting time, with a portfolio of zero-emission products that is unrivalled in the UK. Our range covers four different single deck buses, including airside, new double deck, as well as two different zero-emission coaches. We are committed to continuing to invest in people, product and premises. The increased UK content, where vehicles are completed in our new £3.5m sales, production and aftermarket headquarters in Castleford reflects our continued investment in the UK. With the number of repeat and new orders being processed, we have a capacity of delivering significant volumes to our UK customers.”