Wayne Ulph new MAN general manager for bus and coach
Top appointment after a decade with leading manufacturer
MAN Truck & Bus has named Wayne Ulph as the new general manager for bus and coach in the UK.
Wayne, who has worked for the leading manufacturer for the last decade, is delighted with the opportunity.
He said: “I started as a technician in 1986 and have worked my way through the ranks until I began with MAN Truck & Bus UK a decade ago in aftersales.
“I have always worked in bus and coach aftersales until I was promoted to area aftersales manager and then I was responsible for trucks too.
“I am passionate about the bus and coach industry and was brought up alongside them as my father runs Brecks Coaches in Rotherham. I joined the industry as a technician always with the intention of taking over the family firm, but as I got older, I decided I wanted to progress my career independently.
“I went from Kirkby Central to SJ Charlton and then on to MAN. I am totally committed to the MAN brand and see my long-term future there.
“These are exciting times for the brand. We have the new Neoplan Tourliner coming to the UK next year and of course the MAN TGE van presents some exciting opportunities with minibus options.
“I am looking forward to continue our work with whole vehicle build and our body builders, Base, Caetano, Nu-track and Moseley, all of which we have a fantastic relationship with.
“There is a strong order book and I am determined to keep growing that and continuing to promote the NEOPLAN brand.”
He added: “I would like to see further developments in the bus market and I am trying to work up a project that would see a prototype for the UK being built in Germany.”
Wayne, who takes on the role with immediate effect, reports to sales director Ian Mitchell.
Ian said: “Wayne is clearly passionate about the bus and coach industry and with his strong background and product knowledge from MAN I am sure he will be a great success in the role.”
Wayne, who is married to Michelle, lives in Rotherham and will largely be based out of MAN Truck &Bus Manchester, where the bus forum is based.
He replaces Paul J Gardner, who left to return to his family business last month.