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NBC's devolved men

11th December 1982
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E TEN MANAGERS who will the devolved National Bus mpany subsidiaries in South 1st England have been apinted.

Vestern National and Hants d Dorset are both being ided into four operating cornlies with one support comw providing central overhaul rks and parts stores facilities.

e new Western National ;rations start on January 1, the Hants and Dorset split as effect on April 1.

'rent Motor Traction area nager {western) Robert intgomery takes over at . nstaple-based North devon. was a student bus conductor Glasgow in the early renties, and first worked with ited Automobile Services as a nagement trainee.

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3ctor's assistant Harold ndred will run Devon GenI, based at Exeter. He joined teries Motor Traction as a nagement trainee, and was Ford-South Midland traffic nager until September this Ir.

:ast Kent/Maidstone and trict traffic manager David )ey will run the truncated stern National company, ;ed at Truro, and serving Plyuth and Cornwall. Much of career was spent in North ft England, but he was edued in Devon port.

Vestern National's present 'tic manager, Michael Rourke, D run Southern National from Taunton base. It will provide vices in Somerset and West ' set. He joined Midland Red in 1948, and has been with Western National since 1948.

Western National chief engineer John Kennedy will become works manager. He started his career with Bristol, and was subsequently with Cumberland and Lincolnshire.

The Hants and Dorset name is being abandoned, and company traffic manager Allan Rolls will run the Wilts and Dorset company based at the existing Bournemouth headquarters. He has worked with several NBC subsidiaries, but started his career with H&D.

The company's operating manager, Bob Hewkin, will run West Hants from offices in Eastleigh. He started his career with West Yorkshire Road Car in 1935, and has been with H&D since 1967.

H&D's personal assistant to the general manager, Thomas McQuade, is to run Provincial, the company which will run Gosport and Fareham as an autonomous unit. He has spent 35 years with H&D, and managed Provincial in 1974/75.

James Heasman, H&D's commercial manager, will run Shamrock and Rambler, the regional coaching subsidiary. He started with Eastern Counties as a management trainee in 1967.

Peter Lanfranchi, H&D chief engineer, becomes works manager, based at Eastleigh. He served his apprenticeship with David Brown Industries, and joined Potteries in 1964.

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