MAN Truck & Bus is reorganising the management of its bus business as part of a comprehensive package of measures which it says will transform the business unit. In the newly created role of Head of Bus, Barbaros Oktay will assume overall entrepreneurial responsibility for the bus unit, reporting directly to MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp. He will have direct responsibility for managing the bus engineering, production and sales divisions. New roles of Bus CFO, Bus Chief Human Resources Officer and Bus Chief Procurement Officer have also been created.
“Barbaros Oktay is an internationally experienced manager with proven competence. His main task will be to consistently implement our comprehensive package of measures to improve earnings and to make the bus business sustainably profitable again. To ensure that this succeeds, we have significantly strengthened the role of the Head of Bus and the overall entrepreneurial responsibility for MAN’s bus business,” explained CEO Alexander Vlaskamp. “On behalf of the entire Executive Board, I would like to welcome Barbaros Oktay to his new role and wish him continued success in this responsible task. After all, the bus business will continue to be an important part of MAN’s product portfolio in the future.”
Barbaros began his career at MAN Truck & Bus in 2004 at the MAN Türkiye’s production site in Ankara, and has since held various bus management positions within the Group, most recently Head of Bus Solutions at Traton and Head of Bus Engineering, Product & Project Management at MAN Truck & Bus as Senior Vice President.
“Rudi Kuchta managed the bus business for many years and was an important and trustworthy contact for our customers. Most recently, he led the business through the difficult phase of the pandemic, where important sales markets were lost. On behalf of the entire Executive Board, I would like to thank him for his extraordinary achievements and his great commitment to the bus business and wish him every success in his next task as our new Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Austria,” added Alexander.