Mellor has appointed Sean Palmer as its new Area Sales Manager as part of a dedicated sales drive in the South of England. He joins Mellor’s area sales management team alongside Jane Dransfield (North) and Stephen Haywood (National Sales Manager).
His appointment comes as Mellor looks to increase brand awareness in the south and demonstrate the scalability of its ‘size-appropriate’ and ‘cost-appropriate’ product line up.
Sean brings many years’ experience to the role, including within the bus aftersales market, having spent the last three years with DPF refurbishment company Ceramex working alongside major bus companies. He previously worked for such companies as ATS Euromaster, Arvin Meritor, Parts Alliance Group and Euro Car Parts.
“I’ve known Sean for a number of years, after dealing with him at his previous employer, and found that his constructive sales approach and genuine interest in customers’ requirements is a skill-set that we look for in our sales team, and an attribute that the Mellor sales team prides itself on,” says Mellor General Manager James Vince. “Bus operators face a unique challenge today, yet I believe Mellor can provide a solution. Our size-appropriate vehicle range offers a new way to deliver operational advantages, and to make existing routes viable again. I look forward to hearing how Stephen, Jane and Sean can support and engage with bus operators in looking at maximising a vehicle’s capacity while reducing operating costs, something for which our Strata range and Orion Stage model were designed.”
Adds Sean: “I intend to put Mellor on bus operators’ shopping lists. Today’s economic climate demands that operators re-evaluate their fleet profiles, and Mellor most certainly offers an alternative to the standard ‘big bus’ business model.
“I also intend to dispel the notion that Mellor is merely a conversion specialist. No – Mellor is a dedicated coachbuilder, designing and manufacturing vehicles.”