Martin West joins ADL as group commercial director

Alexander Dennis has appointed former Scania group commercial director to lead its sales, commercial, business development and marketing functions. Reporting directly to president & managing director Paul Davies, Martin West joins ADL with 27 years of bus and coach sector experience.

Davies says: “Martin’s deep knowledge of all aspects of the bus and coach sector, gained with another world class company, will give ADL the additional bench strength needed to drive our business growth agenda domestically and across all of our international markets.”

West adds: “Having enjoyed working in partnership with ADL for many years, I am very happy to now be a part of the global NFI team. The coming years are going to be the most intense and dynamic we have ever seen as our industry accelerates towards a net-zero carbon future for public transport, and we are determined and well prepared to be leaders on that transformational journey.”

Martin West’s appointment means that group operations director John Clougherty, who has been covering additional responsibilities for the sales and commercial functions during the COVID-19 pandemic, will now focus on operations, quality and business improvement.