Transit Australia Group appoints new Bustech CEO

Australia’s leading end-to-end mass transit specialist Transit Australia Group (TAG) has this month appointed Anthony Roder to the role of CEO at its award-winning advanced bus-manufacturing arm Bustech.

Mr Roder joins Bustech with senior leadership across engineering and manufacturing as former General Manager Manufacturing of road transport supplier MaxiTRANS.

TAG chief executive Michael McGee said Anthony’s appointment bolstered Bustech’s strategic direction as the company entered its next growth phase.

“Bustech is fast becoming Australia’s largest bus manufacturer as governments and transport authorities alike seek leadership and innovation in next generation transport products while maximising local economic value,” Mr McGee says.

“Anthony’s leadership will be instrumental in overseeing the delivery of Bustech’s premium products while developing a strategic supply chain across Australia to accommodate growing demand from domestic and international markets.”

Bustech last year secured a $45 million contract to supply Metro Tasmania with 100 low emission buses, partnering with Tasmanian company Elphinstone to utilise local capabilities while providing a boost to local manufacturing.

A similar alliance with South Australian company Precision Components secured a $2 million state government grant to build environmentally friendly buses, including operational electric urban buses, for trial across Adelaide’s public transport network. The partnership, Precision Buses, is now producing buses for inter-state clients.

Mr Roder said Bustech was well positioned to deliver on Australia’s growing requirements for next generation transport products.

“Bustech has a truly unique offering and I look forward to working with industry and government to innovate and deliver market-leading, best in class products,” Mr Roder said.