Olivier Michard joins Solaris Board

Olivier Michard joins Solaris Board
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At the beginning of November, Olivier Michard joined the Management Board of Solaris, taking over responsibility for Sales, After Sales and Marketing.

Olivier is part of Solaris company since June 2021 as he became CEO of Solaris France. Olivier has over 20 years of international experience in automotive industry, including 10 years living abroad (Brazil, China, Italy, Spain and UK). His career path was also related to the bus industry. He worked for Iveco France as a Business Director where he was in charge of sales, after-sales and network activities. Before joining Solaris he held the role of Business Director EMEA in ESG – Ecco Safety Group where his main tasks included reorganising all the sales processes and increasing the sales potential through customer acquisition. 

“Solaris has been developing strongly in recent years, and our ambitions assume even faster growth in sales and market shares. These are obvious challenges for the sales and after sales departments. The experience and knowledge of Olivier Michard are a great support for us - says Javier Calleja, CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o.

“It is a great honour for me to join the Board of Solaris Bus & Coach, the leader of electromobility in Europe. I am very proud that together with the team, I will continue successful growth of Solaris in bus industry, especially in e-mobility sector” – said Olivier Michard, Solaris Board Member for Sale, After Sales and Marketing.

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Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. is one of the leading producers of city and intercity buses in Europe. It focuses in particular on the development of zero-emission vehicles, i. e. electric and hydrogen buses as well as trolleybuses. This has resulted in the widest zero-emission product range in the European market and a leading position in this segment with a market share of 15.2%. Nearly 25,000 Solaris vehicles have been delivered so far and they ply the streets in 850 towns and cities across 33 countries located throughout Europe as well as beyond it. Solaris is part of the Spanish CAF Group (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) S.A. From conception, to the design and manufacturing phases, all Solaris buses are produced in Poland. Moreover, all activities undertaken by the manufacturer are in line with the brand’s mission, which is reflected in the motto “We are changing the image of public transport”. Solaris also actively partners with public transport operators and provides them with comprehensive support in their transition to zero-emission mobility.

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Mateusz Figaszewski

E-mobility Development & Market Intelligence Director

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