Key personnel

The owners & management at Chiron have extensive combined experience in both the commercial vehicle manufacturing industry and bus operations throughout Australia . These people include:

Slavko James Joseph (Jim) Bosnjak, OAM – Chairman

Jim was a major shareholder in two of Australia ’s largest private bus operations in National Bus and Westbus which were sold to the UK public company National Express.  He is a former President of the New South Wales Bus and Coach Association and is a prominent Australian business and community leader with excellent government and international contacts.  Jim is or has been a director of various organisations including the New South Wales Government State Transit Authority which has a fleet of 2,000 buses.

Lorenz Eberl – Chief Executive Officer

Lorenz was Operations Manager at Custom Coaches where he worked from 1998 until March 2004.  Prior to 1998, he was Group Chief Engineer at Austral Pacific, previously Australia ’s largest bus and special vehicle manufacturer.  Lorenz operated multiple plants and went through major expansion phases in the business.  He was also involved in automotive manufacturing in Land Rover.

Robert Ash – Chief Financial Officer

Robert has been a member of the group from 2002. Prior to this he spent 12 years from 1990 as CFO and Director of Australia’s largest private bus operator. Prior to 1990 Robert was trained and elevated to senior manager at Price Waterhouse

Peter Clark – General Manager UBC Commercial Vehicles ( Malaysia ) Sdn Bhd

In May 2007 Peter took up his current role as General Manager at UBC, leading the manufacturing company in building buses for Chiron & the Australian market.  Peter has been involved in manufacturing Plant Management for 25 years including 5 years as the Plant Manager at Custom Coaches’ South Australian between April 2000 to August 2005.

James Bosnjak – Director & Operations Manager

James has been employed in the group since 2007 and previously worked in operations within the former family owned business Westbus. He has also worked for 6 years in establishing and operating a successful international transit advertising & marketing business.  This experience will assist him in extending his existing role to include sales & marketing.

Andrew Shuttleworth – Electrical Engineer & After Sales Support

Andrew is now also based in QLD after a successful period working as Production Supervisor at UBC in Malaysia, overseeing implementation of different body lines. Andrew has a further 15 years production experience from working at Austral Pacific, Mills Tui and Apollo Motor Homes.

Colin Menzies – Product Development Manager

Colin joined the group in late 2011 after an extensive career in both private and public sectors as a professional engineer and senior manager. After developing 4WD trucks and buses for the JRA Group and managing its bus building plant in Sydney, he was recruited from private industry to join State Transit’s Sydney Buses for a number of years as General Manager of Bus Operations and Engineering and General Manager of Sydney Ferries. In recent years he has operated an engineering consulting business and was General Manager Engineering Services at Comfort Delgro Cabcharge.

Bruno Martino – Service Manager

Bruno joined the group in 2011. Bruno brings a wealth of experience in customer support, with previous roles in both working & managing bus maintenance with the State Transit Authority of NSW where he worked for many years. Previous to his current role he was also Service Manager with Hartex Engineering overseeing supply & support to the bus industry.

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