New national sales manager for MAN Bus

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 28, 2020

Crinel Geaboc, national sales manager bus and coach – MAN.

Penske Commercial Vehicles has appointed a new national sales manager for MAN‘s bus and coach portfolio.

Crinel Geaboc has extensive bus and commercial vehicle experience, having worked for large public transport operator NZ Bus, leading engineering manufacturer of commercial vehicle products for buses and trucks Voith Turbo, and most recently, AB Thoreb, where Crinel held the position of managing director.

With more than 30 years‘ experience in the commercial vehicle industry, 16 of which were spent in the bus sector, Geaboc‘s background as an end-user and supplier allows him to bring invaluable experience to his new role.

“When the opportunity of leading the MAN bus and coach business in Australia presented itself, I jumped at the chance,” said Geaboc.

“I began my career in New Zealand as a fleet engineer with NZ Bus, formerly Stagecoach, where I worked closely with OEMs – such as Penske – on a range of technical, contractual, and commercial matters for NZ Bus‘ fleet of around 1000 buses.

“I recall working side by side with key MAN New Zealand staff at that time, so it is nice to come full circle and now be colleagues with these same Penske staff members.”

Geaboc said in addition to being an end-user of MAN bus and coach products, he also worked for Voith for 10 years as a supplier of engineering services to OEMs including MAN. He will be based in MAN‘s Brisbane office.