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Former Aston boss plugs in to EV bus-maker

On the buses: Andy Palmer’s predecessor at Optare, John Fickling, said the former Aston chief "has all the skills required to build Optare into a global leader in alternate propulsion".

Andy Palmer hops on Optare's electrified corporate bus as its new chairman

23 Jul 2020

ASTON Martin’s former president and chief executive Andy Palmer has been appointed non-executive chairman of UK bus manufacturer Optare.


Dr Palmer left Aston Martin in May after the struggling British sports-luxury car-maker, backed by a consortium of new investors led by recently appointed executive chairman Lawrence Stroll, turned to former Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers to steer it through its financial difficulties.


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