New sales director at Wrightbus

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Keith Watson has joined Wrightbus from EO Charging. WRIGHTBUS

Wrightbus has appointed Keith Watson as its new Director of Sales for the UK and Ireland. The manufacturer says that Keith is well-known in the industry for being customer-focused and for introducing new technologies and added value. He joins the Northern Ireland-based company from EO Charging, where he was Director of Bus, Truck & Van Sales. He also served as Head of e-Bus and e-Truck at EO, and also spent many years at Alexander Dennis as Customer Development Director.

Keith said: “I am delighted to be joining Wrightbus at what is an incredibly important and exciting time for the business. Wrightbus is at the forefront of zero-emission technology and the skills and reputation it has built up across the UK and the island of Ireland and now being transferred onto the European markets and beyond.

“Moving to a zero-emission fleet is the number one priority for bus operators around the world and requires a mix of solutions.”

CEO of Wrightbus Jean-Marc Gales said: “We are a business that is expanding rapidly and we are delighted to welcome Keith to our team to further advance our ambitions. Wrightbus is the fastest growing zero-emission bus manufacturer in Europe, employing over 1,700 skilled people and aiming to double that in the next five years. We are continuing to grow our business in the UK and Ireland and expanding across Europe. Keith’s experience and knowledge will be invaluable in helping us meet our ambitions.”