Glenn Saint, Chief Technical Officer, left Optare on Friday (31 October) after 17 years, to pursue a â€œnew venture developing electric vehicle technologies for the automotive industry.â€
John Fickling, Optare Non-Executive Chairman, says: â€œGlenn has contributed greatly to the success of Optare during his time here, helping to develop our environmentally friendly vehicle range. We wish him every success in his new venture.â€
Mr Saint’s interest in electric vehicles and green technologies will â€œensure he maintains a close relationship with Optare.â€
In a statement he says: â€œThe nature of my new venture developing green technologies means I will continue to work closely with Optare in the future.â€
Ken Anderson, who runs Ashok Leyland’s European Technical Centre, will be joining Optare on an interim basis as Head of Engineering. He has 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry and has worked on a number of development projects with Optare.