Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire has strengthened its core team with the appointment of a new engineering director, based at its Gillmoss depot.
Steve Swires joins the business having worked as a depot fleet engineer at Stagecoach Manchester’s Hyde depot for the last 10 years.
As part of his new career, Steve will be responsible for overseeing the four engineering managers in Stagecoach’s depots across the region and ensuring that its 426-strong bus fleet is fully operational every day.
He will also take a leading role in the recruitment and training of the company’s apprentice intake.
Steve said: “I’m really pleased and proud to have been appointed to this new role, and can’t wait to hit the ground running. Having spent the last decade with Stagecoach, I have a deep understanding of the company’s business and operational model and I’m looking forward to bringing that experience and insight to the role.
“As technology advances, it’s an incredibly exciting time to be working in automotive engineering.
It is fantastic to have an employer like Stagecoach which continues to lead by example with more investment in sustainable, greener transport than ever before.
“I also relish the opportunity this role offers to grow and develop our apprenticeship training programme and play an active role in shaping the training of the next generation of engineers.”
Rob Jones, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire, said: “Steve brings with him a wealth of experience and we warmly welcome him on board. Growing people and giving them opportunities to progress within the business is something that we strongly believe in. Many of our management team have worked their way up in the business – gathering invaluable experience along the way.
“We look forward to seeing Steve continue to grow and bring his extensive skills and knowledge to the business.”