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Mobility Ventures Boosts MV-1 Team

January 14, 2014 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

AM General Unit Names Five, Expects 25% CNG Sales

AM General’s Mobility Ventures unit has bolstered the sales force for the MV-1 paratransit vehicle, adding a new sales and operations director, three U.S. regional specialists, and an international business development and special projects leader.

AM General's new Mobility Ventures unit expects the CNG option to account for about a fourth of MV-1 sales.

AM General’s new Mobility Ventures unit expects the CNG option to account for about a fourth of MV-1 sales.

Mobility Ventures took over the MV-1 business from VPG, the now-defunct Vehicle Production Group, last year (F&F, September 5). AM General has produced the MV-1 in Mishawaka, Ind. all along.

The MV-1 “is the only American-built vehicle specifically designed from the ground up to meet or exceed the needs of wheelchair passengers and the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” sales and marketing VP (and former CEO at VPG) John Walsh said in a release Tuesday.

Tapping the VPG Brain Trust

Steve Barker, who was executive VP for sales with VPG, joins Mobility Ventures as director of sales and dealer operations.

Ed Cayer, Pam Kulhanek and Terry Bland take over as regional sales and operations directors for the northeast, central and southeast U.S. regions, respectively. Robert Legacy has charge of international business development and special projects.

Mobility Ventures says it expects the compressed natural gas version of the MV-1 to account for about 25% of overall sales.


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Source: Mobility Ventures with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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