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Promotion for Simon Wood as Mick McElhone retires at ADL

Published: 10 Jan 2018

Simon Wood, a well-known figure in Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and throughout  the UK bus and coach sector, has been promoted to the position of General Manager Coach Sales following the recent retirement of Mick McElhone.

Simon joined Plaxton in 2004 having graduated in Marketing and Business Management from Newcastle University. Since then he has moved steadily through the ranks of the business, latterly in the role of Area Sales Manager for Central England and Wales.  

Arthur Whiteside, ADL’s Managing Director UK Sales, commented: “Simon has extensive knowledge of the industry and will play a key role in strengthening our position at the forefront of the coach sector. He will be based in Anston handling both retail and fleet sales and I’m confident his drive and energy will bring an added dimension to our team approach.”

He added: “It is opportune to also wish Mick McElhone all the very best for a long and happy retirement. He has made an outstanding contribution to the industry over a period of almost 40 years.”