Ian Chadwick has joined Transdev Blazefield as its new fleet engineer, leading staff across seven bus depots.
Chadwick joins Transdev after 13 years in charge of engineering at four bus depots across Greater Manchester.
“I have always been passionate about buses, and how as engineers we continually improve to raise quality for my internal customer, the bus driver,” he says.
“Engineers are by our nature process driven, but we also like the challenge of finding solutions. I want to build on best practice to help our teams rise to the tough challenges involved in running and maintaining our high-quality bus fleet.”
Chadwick started in the bus industry in 1981 as an apprentice fitter at the Merseyside Transport depot in St Helens, remaining with the depot through various changes of ownership before progressing to become shift chargehand. His first management post saw him promoted to the Rock Ferry depot in Birkenhead to become engineering manager and he moved on to take charge of engineering at depots in Manchester, Wigan, Oldham and Bolton.