Scania UK promotes James Thorley to UK Bus and Coach Fleet Sales Manager
30th January 2023
- Scania UK appoints James Thorley to UK Bus & Coach Fleet Sales
- James most recently was Bus and Coach Fleet Sales Manager, after starting his career at Scania UK in 2015
- He replaces Mark Oliver who became Power Solutions, Bus & Coach Sales Director in May 2022
Milton Keynes, UK, 30 January 2023: Scania UK is pleased to announce the appointment of its new UK Bus & Coach Fleet Sales Manager.
James Thorley has been promoted, and will be responsible for leading the fleet sales team, building and maintaining long-term customer relationships and partnerships with fleet bus and coach operators.
He comes with a wealth of experience having spent more than 19 years in the bus and coach industry after starting his career at MAN as a Regional Sales Executive.
In 2015, he joined Scania UK as Bus & Coach Fleet Sales Manager, where he has nurtured and built relationships with bus and coach fleet operators, mainly in the south of the UK.
Mark Oliver, Power Solutions, Bus & Coach Sales Director for Scania UK, says: “We are pleased to confirm that James will be Scania UK’s new Bus & Coach Sales Manager, responsible for all bus and coach fleet sales throughout the UK. He is a hugely experienced individual who will build on the solid foundations we already have.
“His broad sales and technical experience will stand him in good stead. As will his relationships with our existing and new customers. Altogether, it makes him the perfect fit for the role and I wish him every success.”
James Thorley, Bus & Coach Fleet Sales Manager for Scania UK, says: “After being at Scania UK for more than seven years working with fleet operators, it’s an honour to be appointed UK Fleet Sales Manager, and to be given the opportunity to lead this team through one of the biggest transformation our industry has ever experienced.
“Regardless of the technology transition and the challenges that brings, building and nurturing long-term customer relationships remains absolutely essential. For me, giving customers peace of mind and reassurance that they’ve made the right decision, not just for today but also tomorrow, is the key behind this role.”
James succeeds Mark Oliver, who was promoted to Power Solutions, Bus & Coach Sales Director in May 2022.