Volvo invests in sustainable transport solutions with new City Mobility Manager

Volvo Bus has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Adrian Felton as City Mobility Manager.

Adrian, who has worked for Volvo for the past 16 years, previously held the position Product Manager. His new role as City Mobility Manager has been created to continue with the implementation of the Volvo Bus Electro Mobility strategy, which until now was lead by Adrian Wickens, who retires at the end of September 2015. 

Adrian Felton said: “I have been interested in low and zero emissions vehicles since joining Volvo Bus as I have watched the company’s Electro Mobility strategy unfold.  It’s a fantastic and challenging opportunity to be involved in the continued development of that strategy and the introduction and delivery of the Volvo City Mobility programme to the market place.

“I have worked alongside Adrian Wickens for the past eight years and he now hands over the Electro Mobility mantle to me.”

Phil Owen Commercial Sales Director, said: “Adrian has been part of of the Volvo Bus team and his experience and expertise in the product area of our business made him the perfect candidate for this position.”

Nick Page, Managing Director for Volvo Bus in UK & Ireland added: “Our Electro Mobility strategy challenges us, our customers and Electro Mobility partners, to rethink public transport systems. We are focusing on hybrid, electric hybrid and full electric buses, smart technology and infrastructure solutions to make urban travel cleaner, quicker and safer.

“The vision of the Volvo Group is to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions. This includes the supply of vehicles, infrastructure and transport innovations that help to improve the city environments of the future.”

Adrian began his career at Volvo in 1999 as a service technician at Hartshorne Potteries and quickly progressed to a Frontline Bus Key Technician.  In 2006 he joined the UK Field Audit team and in September 2007 moved to the Volvo Bus team as Product Manager.

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30 September 2015