The UK’s market-leading ambulance and police vehicle conversion specialist, VCS, has appointed experienced technical sales and aftersales specialist, Ian Schofield, to the role of Sales Engineering Manager.
Having started work in the automotive sector as an apprentice in the early 1980s, Ian has held numerous service and sales-focused roles in his near-40-year career. These this includes more than a decade’s experience working in the emergency services sector, where he held senior sales, aftersales and quality-focused roles.
As Sales Engineering Manager at VCS, Ian will be a crucial conduit between VCS’s sales and technical teams. This ensures that it can provide an even greater depth of clarity and detail for VCS customers, especially when working on complex and large-scale projects.
Speaking about his appointment, Ian Schofield said: “I really am very pleased to be working with VCS. It’s great to be part of such a forward thinking, innovative company. After a decade of working in the emergency services sector, I’ve come to admire VCS, and it’s great to finally be working on some of its ground-breaking projects.”
Mark Kerrigan, Managing Director at VCS, said: “The wealth of experience demonstrated by Ian is outdone only by his incredible ability and understanding of the emergency service sector. I have known Ian for many years and am sure that he be a great credit to the entire VCS team and our customers.”
Founded in 2010, VCS is the largest producer of emergency service vehicles in the UK. Currently, more than 40% of all front-line ambulances in use across the country were manufactured at VCS’s state of the art facility in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
VCS majors on innovation, using its pioneering technology to build some of the lightest, most advanced ambulances available. Under Woodall Nicholson ownership since 2019, VCS now also benefits from the significant resources and technical capabilities of the entire group, while retaining the vision and leadership of its founder and Managing Director, Mark Kerrigan and Commercial Director, Wayne Sullivan.