24 May 2018
Stagecoach South have appointed Richard Smith as their new Engineering Director.
A native Londoner, Richard studied Mechanical Engineering at Acton Technical College and has held a number of Engineering management positions with Stagecoach London & it's predecessors. Prior to his appointment Richard was Engineering Manager at Stagecoach London's Plumstead depot.
Speaking about his new role, Richard said: “I am delighted to join Stagecoach South as Engineering Director.
It is clear that I have an excellent team of engineers around me and I look forward to getting to know the team more, and building relationships, to ensure we work together to continually deliver and build on the exceptional high standards of engineering and safety set by my predecessors. Vehicle maintenance and reliability are crucial to the successful delivery of our services to many bus users across the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex counties".
Edward Hodgson, Stagecoach South's Managing Director said of Richard's appointment "I would like to congratulate Richard and welcome him to the senior management team here at Stagecoach South.
Richard brings tremendous experience to the role and a fantastic track record. He will make a significant contribution to the business as we continue to put our customers at the heart of decision making and realise opportunities to improve our services”.
Richard replaces Chris Remnant, who moves to Stagecoach London as Engineering Director.