Frank Reardon embarks on an exciting new chapter at Custom Denning

September 22, 2023

Custom Denning is thrilled to announce that Frank Reardon has joined its team, stepping into the role of Senior Product Engineer. Frank will play a pivotal role in bolstering the capabilities of the Custom Denning engineering team as they embark on the exciting journey of pioneering the next generation of groundbreaking vehicles.

With his roots firmly entrenched in the bus industry, Frank Reardon boasts an impressive career which includes over a decade at Custom Coaches (now Custom Denning). His arrival at Custom Denning couldn't have come at a more opportune moment, as the Australian Made company continues its path of innovation.

Frank's connection to the Australian bus industry runs deep, with his father, Barry Reardon, having served as the Managing Director of Custom Coaches Manufacturing Company for an astounding 42 years. During his tenure, Barry Reardon played a pivotal role in the inception of many iconic Australian buses.

Pictured is Barry Reardon (red arrow) and the Cycle Component Manufacturing Co (CCMC) in 1957 in front of the first of 125 bus bodies on Leyland Worldmaster Chassis.

While reflecting on his return to where it all began, Frank recalls a memorable quote from his father saying “the bus industry goes in circles.”  

“I'm happy to be back where I started at Custom Denning. The company has been through many years of turmoil, but I am confident in the current direction we are headed”.

Currently, Frank is an advisor to the Custom Denning engineering team whilst also spearheading an exciting new project involving the creation of a new articulated electric bus.

Commenting on Frank's appointment, Simon Fitzgerald, the Head of Engineering at Custom Denning said, "It's a very exciting period at Custom Denning as we look to expand our market presence by innovating and broadening our product range. We will lean on Frank and his extensive industry experience to ensure the production of the highest quality products."