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Enrico Vassallo appointed as chief executive at bus builder Optare
11:38am Monday 9th September 2013 in Business news
A CHIEF executive has been appointed at North Yorkshire bus builder Optare.
Enrico Vassallo has stepped into the role at Optare Group, the wholly-owned trading company of Optare Plc, based in Sherburn-in-Elmet. Mr Vassallo, 45, replaces PG Nilsson, who had been the interim chief executive since January. Glenn Saint will continue in his role as deputy chief executive.
Optare’s chairman, John Fickling, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Enrico to Optare. He brings a wealth of international sales experience in the bus industry gained in several of the key markets that we are targeting as part of our strategic aim of developing a stronger export business.
“On behalf of the board I’d like to thank PG Nilsson for his assistance in steering the business in the first nine months of 2013.”
Mr Vassallo said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of building on the strong reputation that Optare has as an innovator in the design, development and manufacture of buses.’’
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