Greenhous Volvo’s Service Manager, Mark Nutting, is celebrating 40 years of service to Volvo.
Mark joined the brand as an apprentice in 1977, with William A Lewis Volvo. Now he is the Service Manager at Greenhous Volvo in Shrewsbury. Following on from his apprenticeship Mark became a qualified technician, passing his City and Guilds Level 3. Training has always been something Mark has welcomed and he graduated as a Volvo Master Technician in 1995.
A career highlight for Mark cropped up when he was selected to attend the Volvo factory in Gothenburg to be part of the development of the Volvo VIDE diagnostic tool. His career has seen him move through Service Advisor and then, through more Volvo training, to Assistant Service Manager and to the full Service Manager role.
Mark commented, “I have had a great career so far. I have worked with some brilliant people down the years who have made the job worthwhile. Volvo is an excellent brand to work for. In 40 years there have been so many ground-breaking initiatives from Volvo, but I see the next 10 years as potentially very exciting for the automobile industry and Volvo will be at the fore-front.
“If you had said to me when I was an apprentice that we would have self-drive cars I would have laughed at you. When I started I worked on plugs and points now the technical specs are phenomenal. In a trip down ‘Memory Lane’ I tuned a Volvo P1800 for a friend the other day; that was a car I loved working on.”
Mark was presented with a ‘Volvo 40 years’ watch by Stuart Paice, Volvo Regional Customer Service Manager, who commented, “To show such dedication to Volvo, man and boy is outstanding and Volvo are proud of Mark’s dedication and service to the brand. Whether he is out front dealing with customers or in the workshop advising the technical staff, even getting involved in the practical work on the vehicles, Mark leads by example. He always aims to be positive and proactive and this means the aftersales department at Greenhous Volvo is one of our top performers. Mark has Volvo at heart and always wants to do his best. This reward is well deserved.”