Brian who has over 26 years’ experience in the bus and coach industry, will take over the reins from Lawrence Govender leading Optare’s aftermarket.
Brian has over 35 years’ experience in engineering, vehicle maintenance and support. For almost the last two decades Brian has worked primarily for OEM’s in support and service roles including Volvo Bus, and latterly Alexander Dennis Limited, as Group Service Director.
Prior to this Brian worked within fleet and workshop management, after spending the first nine years of his career with the RAF.
Graham Belgum, said, “I am delighted to welcome Brian to the Optare team. Brian’s extensive engineering and service support experience in the bus industry will be invaluable in continuing and enhancing the work that has been carried out over the last two years to continuously improve our parts, service and maintenance services to customers.
John Fickling, Non-Executive Chairman at Optare, added, “Optare would like to thank Lawrence for his contributions to improving parts, service and maintenance services to customers during the last two years with the Optare team and wish him well for his new venture.”
Brian Evans, commenting on his appointment, said, “I look forward to continuing the good work started by the team at Optare to continuously improve customer service and to further evolving and growing the service, maintenance and parts services to our customers.”