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 European bus and trolleybus manufacturers. Benefiting from 27 years of experience and having manufactured over 24,000 vehicles, Solaris affects the quality of city transport in hundreds of cities across Europe every day. Thinking of the future, the firm is setting new standards by dynamically developing its products, in particular in the electromobility sector. Solaris electric buses, trolleybuses and hydrogen buses are cutting-edge solutions for zero emission public transport. Solaris products have been repeatedly awarded for quality and innovation. The Solaris Urbino 12 electric won the prestigious European "Bus of the Year 2017" competition. In September 2018 Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. joined CAF Group.

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Mateusz Figaszewski

E-mobility Development & Market Intelligence Director

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