Scania has announced some important additions to its bus sales team with two key appointments to newly-formed roles within its Australia bus operations.

Jamie Atkinson has been appointed to the new national sales and contracts manager for Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia, while and Ian Clarke, have has been appointed to perform the same role at Scania Bus in New South Wales, the ACT, Queensland and the Northern Territory, based at Prestons in  Sydney’s south-west.

“We now have a structure that aligns with Scania’s global organisation, with Account Managers reporting to the Sales Managers and the Sales Managers reporting to me,” said Julian Gurney, Director of Sales for Bus and Engines.

Ian joins Scania after a long career working with ZF Transmissions, based in Sydney, and a period with another bus OEM active in Australia. He shares a strong passion for the bus industry and is looking forward to working with the Scania Bus family.

“I am very excited to be joining Scania Bus at this time, especially in the wake of the launch of the Scania Touring. I’m also looking forward to the arrival of the next generation of powertrains running on alternative and renewable fuels, which are destined to transform the industry over the next several years,” Ian said.

The structural changes come as Scania Bus is experiencing record levels of orders, with deliveries expected to hit new highs in 2018. The first Scania Hybrid buses are also expected to enter service during the year.