Stagecoach in South Wales has made a key addition to its senior team, with the appointment of a new Commercial Manager. Edward Reid joins Stagecoach having previously held posts with Wrexham Council as Integrated Transport Manager, Principal Consult at TAS and implementation specialist with Trapeze with planning and scheduling experience with different operators posts in the North West and North America.
Reporting directly to Stagecoach in South Wales Managing Director Nigel Winter, Edward’s new role will see him take on overall responsibility for the company’s network and performance. He will also oversee vehicle crew scheduling, fares and tickets, digital strategy, local authority and contract tendering, and customer service functions.
Nigel Winter said: “We’re very pleased to be welcoming Edward to the team. He’s got a fantastic range of experience at all levels in the industry and his public transport pedigree is hard to match. I'm confident that his varied skill set, knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the business and will help us move forward.”
Edward said: “I'm delighted to be joining Stagecoach in South Wales. It’s a progressive business with a fantastic, dedicated team behind it and I'm excited about the future. I'm confident that my varied and extensive all round experience will be a good fit for the business and will enable me to assist the company to achieve its ambitions for future growth and success.”
Current Stagecoach in South Wales Commercial Manager Stephen Wren will retire in August 2016 with 50 years service to the industry. Nigel Winter, Managing Director, Stagecoach in South Wales said: “I would also like to pay tribute to Stephen Wren for the service he has given Stagecoach over many years. Stephen is a passionate and knowledgeable busman who has shown great commitment to improving public transport in South Wales over the past 15 years. His experience throughout his career has been invaluable to us and we wish him every success in his retirement from August.”
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