Scania gets former coach operator

Richard Austin has joined the Bus and Coach team at Scania GB as Regional Account Manager covering the North and North West of the UK.

In previous roles, Richard was joint Managing Director at a coach operator and has been a Fleet Service Manager for the last four years for Happy Days and Leons. Both are positions which provided him with a high level of knowledge of operations and experience of the everyday running of the Scania product.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining Scania,” said Richard. “I’m very familiar with the product as I’ve worked with them for my whole career and believe that this knowledge will help me in my new role. We regularly purchased Scanias so I know the buying decisions that a lot of operators are faced with. My aim is to see as many customers as possible ahead of the show in November and create long and lasting relationships with new and existing customers.”

Lee Wale, UK Retail Sales Manager of Bus & Coach, says, “Richard’s knowledge will prove to be invaluable as he has an understanding of the customer’s needs, along with knowing how important the manufacturer and operator partnership is.”

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