Volvo Buses announces first dedicated sales manager for Ireland and Northern Ireland

Volvo Buses has announced Diarmaid Thompson as its first dedicated sales manager for Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Diarmaid Thompson

Volvo Buses has announced Diarmaid Thompson as its first dedicated sales manager for Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Diarmaid brings extensive experience of the Irish coach and bus market and joins Volvo from Carlyle Bus & Coach, where he worked for 10 years.  Here he held several roles, beginning as a branch manager and then made the transition into sales, being responsible for sales across Northern Ireland and Ireland for the company.

Commenting on his appointment Diarmaid - who hails from Ratoath in Co Meath near Dublin, said: “I’m very excited to be joining Volvo Buses and to be working with such a reputable, worldwide brand.  While Volvo has always enjoyed a strong representation here, I’m proud to be the first dedicated sales manager taking the helm in Ireland.

Over the years Volvo has established a very strong presence here and boasts a large customer base, particularly in the important tourist coach market.  I am looking forward to working with the Volvo team to not only continue with this success, but drive the effort to grow our business here.”

Dave Porter, Coach Sales Manager for Volvo Buses who previously had responsibility for Irish sales, said: “We’re really pleased to have Diarmaid join the Volvo sales team and his more than 20 years of experience of the Irish coach and bus market and his contacts will undoubtedly prove to be invaluable as we continue to build on our impressive presence.

“His appointment represents a key investment for Volvo in Ireland and Northern Ireland, both of which are highly important areas for our business development plans.”

ENDS

26 July 2019

For further information, please contact:
Sarah Burton or Nikki Gooch at Cogent sarah [dot] burton [at] cogent [dot] co [dot] uk and nikki [dot] gooch [at] cogent [dot] co [dot] uk  

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