Alex Acosta has been appointed as sales engineer at bus and coach driveline and chassis specialist ZF Services UK.
Acosta began his career at ZF at the age of 17, beginning his career as a workshop technician. That initial role enabled him to explore the various products and services ZF supplies, while also studying at Central College, Nottingham.
Upon completing his four-year apprenticeship and continuing studies towards a Higher National Diploma (HND), Acosta specialised on the Ecolife / Ecomat / AV132 section at ZF’s Centre of Competence in Nottingham. This involved the strip, assessment and rebuild of each product.
In his latest role as sales engineer within the CV department, he is responsible for visiting bus and coach operator depots, gathering feedback on ZF products and providing support where needed.
Commenting on his new role, Acosta said: “With my technical background, I am continuing to develop my knowledge of ZF products and supporting customers nationwide.
“ZF is a market leader and an exciting partner for many businesses as it continually invests in new technologies, designed to bring substantial benefits to the bus and coach industry. This level of investment is inspirational and empowers me to work closely with customers in order to understand their powertrain requirements.”
David Wakeling, ZF head of commercial vehicle added: “Having developed his technical skills at ZF’s Centre of Competence in Nottingham, Alex has the expertise necessary to not only support customers but to also prepare them for future technologies and the challenges of tomorrow. We wish him well in his new position and look forward to his continued growth within ZF.”