Optare plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Drewery as Commercial Director with effect from Monday 24 August 2015.
Robert has over 15 years of national and international sales and marketing experience gained within the bus and commercial vehicle industries at a senior level.
Robert’s career in the commercial vehicle and bus industry started with Leyland Daf where he gained extensive experience in both sales and aftersales, followed by the role of business development director of the truck maintenance company, Pullman Fleet Services.
More recently Robert led the Wrightbus sales team to win a number of major UK and international contracts supplying Wrightbus products. Robert also oversaw the introduction and support of the New Routemaster.
Speaking of Mr Drewery’s appointment, CEO Enrico Vassallo, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Robert to his new role in the company. He brings with him a wealth of global sales experience in the bus and commercial vehicle industry. Robert’s appointment will strengthen the commercial team and support the company in achieving national and international growth.”
Speaking of his new role as Optare Sales, Commercial Director, Robert Drewery said: “I am looking forward to supporting the company in achieving its plans for growth, starting with overseeing the customer trials of the MetroDecker. I also hope to use my international sales experience to help expand Optare’s presence in overseas markets, where it is already achieving some encouraging results with support from Ashok Leyland.”