A Lancashire-based bodybuilder has made a key appointment to help develop its business overseas.
Mellor Coachcraft, which has its HQ in Rochdale, has appointed Tom Morrison as its new Overseas Sales Manager as part of the company’s international expansion plans.
Morrison brings more than 22 years’ bus industry and international experience to Mellor, which includes six years with Alexander Dennis (ADL) where he was senior product manager covering a wide range of countries and regions, including Switzerland, Mexico, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as the UK. He also ran his own business for five years which involved the sourcing of a wide range of components from overseas for the bus industry.
Commenting on his appointment, Morrison said: “It’s great to be joining Mellor at this exciting time for the company. My role is to grow the international sales business and support the distributors, while seeking opportunities with other overseas markets such as Malaysia, Singapore and Canada.
“Mellor offers a particularly exciting and different range of products to the market and the opportunities around the globe for the company are virtually limitless. I’m really looking forward to playing my part in taking Mellor’s international business to the next level.”
John Randerson, Managing Director for Mellor, added: “We’re delighted to have Tom on board as his combined experience of the bus industry and selling into international markets is invaluable to our business as we enter the next phase of our overseas activity.”
Tom will be attending this year’s IAA Exhibition in Hannover 20 – 27 September 2018 and he added: “I will be on stand FG M95 with our German distributors E-VADE and am looking forward to meeting up with existing and new overseas customers alike at the show.”
In 2017 Mellor established a European distributor network throughout Scandinavia, Germany, Austria and the Benelux countries.