Richard Sharman paid a visit to Optare’s Sherburn-in-Elmet factory for a Q&A with Richard Butler – who joined Optare in July this year as the Chief Executive Officer – to find out what we can expect to see from Optare in the coming months
CBW: You joined Optare as CEO in July this year after spending 30 years at JCB. What made you consider moving to the bus industry?
Richard Butler (RB): There were a number of things, such as the technology advancements that I was seeing in the bus industry, particularly with Optare’s Electric Vehicle (EV) programme.
I have come from a business where innovation was its lifeblood and I could see that at Optare as well. We have got to embrace innovation and change. […]
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