New Wright international GM

Wrightbus International has appointed Sean Smith as general manager for its assembly facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Smith has 26 years’ experience in the global bus industry, having previously worked as chief engineer with Custom Coaches in Adelaide, Australia. He later worked for Bus & Coach International in China, and prior to joining Wrightbus he held the position of operations director with another Chinese company, Bon Luck Bus.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Wrightbus International and looking forward to working with such a talented and enthusiastic team,” says Smith. “It is also good to be part of a company that enjoys such a high reputation across the globe, not only for the quality of its vehicles, but its commitment to the development of new environmentally friendly driveline technologies.”

John McLeister, MD, Wrightbus International, adds: “It is great to have Sean join our team and his track record in the international bus sector speaks for itself. In addition to his market knowledge, he is a highly skilled engineer and fully understands the complexities and challenges of manufacturing commercial vehicles in the global environment.”

Smith was born in Fiji and educated in Australia, studying at Queensland University where he gained a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Science.