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Optare appoints new Commercial Director

Yorkshire-based bus manufacturer Optare has appointed a new Commercial Director.
Robert Drewery brings more than 15 years of senior level sales and marketing experience within the commercial vehicle industry.


Drewery began his career in the bus and CV sector at Leyland DAF, before roles at Pullman Fleet Services and Wrightbus, where he oversaw the introduction and support of the new Routemaster bus.

Enrico Vassallo, CEO of Optare, welcomed Drewery to his new role. “Robert brings with him a wealth of global sales experience in the bus and commercial vehicle industry. His appointment will support the company in achieving national and international growth.”

Speaking of his new role, Drewery said, “I am looking forward to supporting the company in achieving its plans for growth, starting with the customer trials of the MetroDecker. I also hope to help expand Optare’s presence in overseas markets, where it is already achieving some encouraging results with support from Ashok Leyland.”