Kinchbus is introducing three new Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses to make its skylink fleet the cleanest it has ever been, with all 11 vehicles at Euro 6.The £525,000 additions mean the fleet on skylink Derby – linking Derby, Loughborough and Leicester to East Midlands Airport – will be all Citaro.Kinchbus cleaner skylink: (l-r) Kinchbus driving instructor Amy Newbold, general manager Alex Kerr and team leader Mark FoulstonThe buses havemore creature comforts than the vehicles leaving the fleet. There will be fee wi-fi and USB ports, plus AV next-stop announcements.Kinchbus GM Alex Kerr says: “Eight Mercedes-Benz Citaros were launched on the route in 2014, but due to demand we increased the frequency and had to use three buses that didn’t have the same green credentials.”The 24/7 route runs up to every 20 minutes and enables people to travel to thousands of existing and new jobs at and near the airport.“This investment is a sign of our commitment to cleaner buses giving existing customers a great journey experience and also tempting car drivers to make the cleaner switch. These new buses are the cleanest diesel money can buy.”The skylink fleet will achieve the Euro 6 threshold being established for buses in cities including Derby and Leicester as they move towards creating Clean Air Zones.Alex said: “Kinchbus is a locally owned independent company, meaning every decision we make is made by those with an interest in the well-being of the local community and the efficiency of the local transport system. We are doing what we can to improve the air we breathe in the communities we serve.”
Visteon Corp., a global leader in vehicle cockpit electronics, has announced that Christian Garcia has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective Oct. 1. Reporting to President and CEO Sachin Lawande, Garcia will lead all financial activities for Visteon, including accounting, treasury, tax, audit and investor relations. He also will oversee mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and information technology.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementWilliam Robertson, who has served as Visteon’s interim CFO since March 31, will continue with the company as vice president and corporate controller.“Christian is an accomplished and highly respected finance leader with broad global experience, and we are thrilled that he will be joining our senior leadership team,” said Lawande. “Christian’s track record of financial leadership and proven ability to drive growth at technology-focused companies aligns with our vision of global leadership in the fast-growing automotive electronics and software segment. I also want to thank Bill Robertson for his interim CFO leadership over the past several months and look forward to his ongoing contributions to the company.” Garcia said, “Visteon has significant technical, engineering and growing software capabilities that will enable the company to capitalize on the industry shift toward the connected car. I am very excited to join Visteon and help drive the next phase of its growth.”AdvertisementGarcia has more than 30 years of financial experience and has held a variety of leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the energy, software and consulting, and business equipment manufacturing industries. Most recently, he was senior vice president, finance, and acting CFO for Halliburton Co., a global provider of products and services to the energy industry. While there, Garcia progressed through leadership roles as senior director of corporate planning, vice president of operations finance, senior vice president of investor relations, treasurer and chief accounting officer before being named acting CFO in 2015. He also held a series of senior financial positions with Landmark Graphics, a software and consulting provider that was acquired by Halliburton in 1996. Prior to joining Landmark Graphics, he worked at Bell and Howell and San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines in various roles.Garcia has a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of the Philippines, and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University.
Carlo Paalam, on the other hand, wasdenied the chance by the tournament to represent the flag and join Marcial andMagno in the Tokyo Olympics after a split decision defeat versus Kazakhstan’sSaken Bibbosinov in the flyweight division box off. Ilongga amateur boxer Irish Magno (red) books a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Tajikistan’s Sumaiya Qosimova via unanimous decision in the 2020 Asia and Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament in Amman, Jordan yesterday afternoon. ABS-CBN NEWS Marcial, who is already off to the TokyoOlympics after reaching the semifinals stage, will meet Kazakhstan’s AbilkhanAmankul in his final mission of the tournament. The Iloilo City native-Magno, a 2019Southeast Asian Games Silver Medalist, used her size and power to overwhelmTajikistan’s Sumaiya Qosimova via a unanimous decision during their women’sflyweight division box off yesterday afternoon. MANILA – Ilongga amateur boxer IrishMagno booked a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while the already Tokyo-boundEumir Felix Marcial earned himself a shot for the gold medal in the 2020 Asiaand Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament in Amman, Jordan. The Filipina was dominant since theopening round with solid hits that rattled the younger Qosimova. Her powerfulblows then easily defeated the Tajik in the next two rounds. “I am so very happy, and I made itbecause of my coach Boy Velasco. This is for you coach,” said Magno, whowas relegated to the box off after losing to Indian Mary Kom in thequarterfinals on Monday night. On Tuesday evening, meanwhile, Marcial punchedhis way to the gold medal showoff of the men’s middleweight division of thetournament after a 4-1 victory over India’s Ashish Kumar in the semifinals bout. The top-seeded Marcial was aggressive inthe opening round. However, the rangy Kumar started to find his stride in thesecond frame, with his jab landing on the defense of the Filipino boxer. However, it is not time to say goodbyeyet for Paalam, as he still has another shot in making it to the world’sbiggest sporting event if he achieves what is required in the Global Qualifiersin Paris, France next month./PN
#UWFMSoccer striker Sean Hoffstatter has gotten off to an incredible start this year, wrapping up the first weekend of conference play with a hat trick against Christian Brothers on Sunday. We caught up with Sean and head coach Bill Elliott earlier this week. #GoArgos Print Friendly Version