David Heptinstall joins Stagecoach Manchester senior team

David Heptinstall has been appointed Engineering Director by Stagecoach Manchester. He joins from Stagecoach Yorkshire, where he held the same role from 2016.

Mr Heptinstall will be responsible for the operator’s 280-strong engineering team and over 700 buses across the city region.

He will also support its apprentice programme as part of playing an active role in shaping the training and development of the next generation of bus engineers.

Speaking on his appointment, Mr Heptinstall says: “I am looking forward to leading our talented and dedicated engineering teams across Greater Manchester and to building on the exceptionally high standards of engineering in this region.

“My focus is to make sure that we continue to have a safe working and travel environment for our staff and customers and to support the delivery of a reliable bus service to keep our customers connected.”

Adds Stagecoach Manchester Managing Director Lee Wasnidge: “Congratulations to David. He brings a wealth of experience with him and I am proud to welcome him to the team.”

Mr Heptinstall joined Stagecoach in March 2012 as Engineering Director of the group’s Midlands subsidiary prior to a move to Yorkshire. Earlier he enjoyed stints with both Arriva Yorkshire and East Yorkshire in engineering management positions.