Who is the man in the driving seat at fresh-faced Mellor?

By Rachael Buckley

John Randerson has worked in the coach and bus industry for over 20 years, initially working at Plaxton in Scarborough.

John worked as a coach-builder in the warranty and after-sales department developing a wealth of practical knowledge. After a period of time spent in the manufacturing engineering department, John worked on new product introductions for the Plaxton and Henlys Group, primarily in manufacturing management roles. Projects such as Bus 2000 and LMB for Plaxton were quickly utilised by Henlys North American Bluebird Corporation for whom John worked for 3 years, introducing left hand drive low floor buses into the Georgia based manufacturing facility.

Upon successful conclusion of these projects John worked for 10 years at Bluebird Vehicles, where he was an integral part of the team that developed the Tucana and Orion low floor mini-bus ranges, these products were revolutionary in that they provided a single step entry low floor mini-bus solution for the local authority and community transport sector.

Joining the Mellor team in 2014 as Operations Manager John subsequently was promoted to General Manager and is now Managing Director of the division where he is now focused on providing elegant and high quality mini-bus solutions for our wide range of existing customers in both low floor and traditional coach-built ranges. Looking to the future John will oversee the continued growth in the division with the introduction of new products and will be ensuring the highly experienced and skilled team at Mellor continue to provide innovative options for low cost, lightweight and robust vehicles in the local authority, community transport and stage carriage sectors.