Noble for fourth division
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THE FOURTH divisional manager under the restructuring of Southdown Motor Services has been appointed. Stephen Noble is to manage the company's new West Sussex Division, his appointment following that of three other division managers (CM, February 2).
Mr Noble joins the National Bus Company subsidiary from United Passenger Transport Holdings, but until 1982 he was assistant traffic manager with Southdown. He joined NBC in 1972 when he trained in management with Western Welsh. Before joining Southdown he held appointments with South Wales Transport and Ribble.
Also appointed by Southdown are four fleet engineers. Alan Eatwell, who has been with the company since 1978 and was its assistant chief engineer, is responsible for engineering at the company's Brighton and Hove Division.
Michael Gooch, formerly with Ribble, goes to Hampshire Division; Brian Juffs (late of NBC's South Regional office) goes to East and Mid Sussex Division; and Richard Alexander, who joined Southdown in 1964, moves to fleet engineer, West Sussex Division.