Wrightbus appoints new European chief commercial officer

Wrightbus says it is targeting expansion in Europe with the appointment of Jean-Luc Deflandre as its new European chief commercial officer. Deflandre has more than 15 years of experience working in the European electric and hydrogen bus market and his previous roles include being an advisor to the Board of BYD and former chief commercial officer of Ebusco. 

Deflandre says: “I am delighted and excited to be joining Wrightbus at an incredibly important period for the company and for passenger transport as a whole. Wrightbus is leading the way in zero-emissions vehicles in this field and I am eager to bring my experience to bear across mainland Europe.

“I’m already in high level discussions in several major European cities who are keen to have the very best zero emission buses on their streets.”

Wrightbus says it has big ambitions for Europe with the development of left-hand drive hydrogen-fuelled vehicles already under way. 

Buta Atwal, Wrightbus CEO, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Jean-Luc to our team to support our ambitions not only to decarbonise public transport across the UK and Ireland, but around the world. 

“We already have a strong network of suppliers across Europe and we’re looking forward to building an equally strong customer base for our world-class buses.”