60-second interview: Andrew Lumley, account manager, Knorr-Bremse

Commercial Motor
September 9, 2016


My favourite holiday destination is...

France - for the weather, local markets, food and the attitude.

I drive a...

Volvo S60.

My hobby is...

Vehicles. I enjoy tinkering with and driving a BMW 320i convertible. My latest acquisitions are a Rover Mini and a motorhome.

I got into the industry when...

ERF advertised a job in its research and development department to develop the EC series cab and I applied. I had always had an interest in vehicles and thought I would give it a go.

To encourage more young people into the industry we should...

Make the ‘wow’ factor more visible. What thrills me in my job is the ability to make a difference and I don’t think too much of that is visible to potential recruits. Without some ‘wow’ factor, transport is just another job where you are just another cog in a very large machine.

The outlook for our sector of the market over the next 12 months is...

That Brexit will put a lot of uncertainty in operators’ minds. We are pressing on with new developments so it’s still an exciting time for me. We have been having a surge in trailers and trailer brake electronics for the past three years - the peak has been reached and it is slowing down now.

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