Bus industry stalwarts Woodward family celebrate milestones with Volvo Bus Australia

2020 has marked significant career milestones for both David Woodward and his son Stuart Woodward as they reach 25 years and 15 years with Volvo Bus Australia, respectively. Throughout the years, both David and Stuart have provided integral support to the Volvo Bus Australia team and have nurtured vital relationships with customers and industry stakeholders.

Stuart and David

Commencing his time with Volvo Bus Australia in April 1995, David Woodward joined the team as Zone Service Manager NSW, servicing NSW and NT customers. He later assumed the role of Regional Service Manager for the Sydney metro area where he serviced a large number of customers across city, school, charter and coach operations, before moving into the newly created role of National Competency Manager in March this year.

David has 44 years of experience in the bus and coach industry since landing his first industry job as an apprentice mechanic in 1976. Since then, David has developed outstanding skills in his field and has become regarded as a technical guru in the industry.

Passion and dedication to the bus and coach industry clearly runs in the Woodward family, as David’s son Stuart followed in his father’s footsteps and began his career with Volvo Bus Australia a decade after David, in 2005. Having been immersed in the industry and the close knit bus and coach community since he was a child, where he attended various bus shows and events, Stuart has had a passion for buses and coaches for as long as he can remember.

Stuart began his career with Volvo Bus Australia as an apprentice heavy diesel technician and later transitioned to Service Advisor with Volvo Commercial Vehicles Sydney. Stuart spent 7 years as Contract and Technical Support Manager for Volvo Bus in WA, and moved into his current role as Regional Sales Manager for NSW in July 2019.

David and Stuart’s extensive industry experience, exceptional customer relationship skills and high level of respect from the industry, make the duo valuable assets to Volvo Bus and its customers.

“We are very fortunate to have had David and Stuart supporting the Volvo Bus Australia team throughout the years,” says David Mead, Acting General Manager Volvo Bus Australia.

“Not only have they provided invaluable service to our customers, but they are truly passionate about the bus and coach industry in Australia. Their career milestones are a testament to their unwavering dedication to the organisation and we are very grateful to have them playing such key roles within the Volvo Bus team,” says Mead.

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