15 Jan 2015
Local bus operator Stagecoach North East has welcomed new Operations Manager Nathan Stanislawski to the team at its Teesside bus depot in Stockton on Tees.
Lincoln-born Nathan was previously Operations Manager for Stagecoach in Ardrossan in West Scotland, which involved running the depot and managing 115 employees.
As Operations Manager, Nathan is responsible for a team of 170 drivers and office staff at the depot, which operates 76 buses around the Teesside area, as well as building relationships with the local community and businesses. His role involves the smooth running of the bus services across the Tees Valley on a daily basis and proactively leading the team to improve the quality of the services in the area.
Nathan joined the transport company in 2006 as a driver, working through the ranks as a leading driver and then a controller. In 2010, Nathan enrolled onto the one year Staff Development course, and was appointed Assistant Operations Manager at the Kilmarnock depot in West Scotland, before joining the Stagecoach team at the London Olympics.
After gaining invaluable experience at the international sporting event, Nathan returned to Scotland as Acting Operations Manager at the Ardrossan depot before being promoted to the position full time. During this time he also worked at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, furthering his experience, before taking up the role in Stockton.
Nathan said: “I saw this role at a bigger depot in the famous north east as an opportunity not to be missed and a chance to build on my experience in the operations and management of a depot. I previously worked as a butcher, and it was here that I developed my skills and enjoyment in customer services, dealing with customers on a daily basis. I am looking forward to my new challenge and working with my new team. I endeavour to make Stockton a great place to work for all employees and provide a fantastic service for our customers.”
Nathan’s appointment follows the promotion of former Operations Manager Abbey Pettigrew, who has taken up the role of manager for Oxford Tube. In addition to Nathan joining the team, Acting Assistant Manager Carl Trodden has also been formerly appointed as Assistant Operations Manager for the Teesside depot. He brings almost five years experience and skills in operations management and logistics to the role, having previously worked as Duty Manager and Duty Administration Manager at the company’s Walkergate depot in Newcastle.
He said: “I’m delighted to move on to the next stage of my career and take on the increased responsibilities and new challenges the role will bring. I am also looking forward to working with the drivers to make sure operations continue to run smoothly for all of our customers.”
Matthew Cranwell, Operations Director, Stagecoach North East said: “Both Nathan and Carl are welcome additions to the team at Teesside. As the management team they are responsible for all the staff, handling customer relations and ensuring our services operate to the highest possible standard. It is hugely beneficial for us to have their input, as they have a fresh, new perspective and will help us to further enhance our service offering within Teesside.”
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