Mark Nodder has retired from his role as Wrights Group chairman and CEO.
Nodder joined the then Robert Wright & Son (Coachworks) Ltd, in1998 as head of aftersales service. He then moved on to eventually take full responsibility for all group sales worldwide and for the strategic direction of the business. Nodder is credited with helping the business to open up new markets in America and the Far East as well as growing the UK business and became group managing director in 2006, later progressing to chairman and CEO for the Wrights Group.
William Wright, says: “The board of Wrights Group will always be grateful to Mark for his long and dedicated service to Wrights Group. The regard in which he is held in the bus industry speaks for itself and his wider services to the Northern Irish economy were rightly recognised in 2015 when he received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.”
When Nodder joined the business, its customers were all UK-based and annual turnover was £30million. Under his guidance, by 2017 the business had significant customers in many overseas markets and and turnover in excess of £200million.
Wrights Group has not yet announced a successor as CEO.