Alastair Munro joined Optare on 18 May 2015 as Engineering Director. Alastair has over 30 years experience in the management of engineering design and product development in the bus, coach and commercial vehicle industry.
Alastair’s extensive new product development and engineering experience includes 15 years within Volvo Truck and Bus where he was responsible for product introduction, launch and market adaptation and 5 years within the Plaxton/Blue Bird organisation based in Georgia USA responsible for commercial, school, coach, and RV based products. Alastair’s experience also includes a number of bespoke engineering, manufacturing and process rationalisation roles within the bus, marine, emergency services and specialist vehicle sectors.
Enrico Vassallo, CEO, said, “I am pleased to welcome Alastair to Optare he brings with him a wealth of engineering and people development experience from many years working in senior roles within the automotive industry, including an extensive knowledge of bus and coach, gained while working for a number of well known brands within the sector.”
Commenting on his role at Optare, Alastair said “I am looking forward to leading our talented and dedicated engineering team at Optare in continuous improvement and development of new technologies in our product range to drive growth in our UK and International markets.”