AM General’s wholly owned subsidiary, Mobility Ventures LLC, today announced that commercial vehicle executive, John Walsh, has joined the company as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Walsh brings more than twenty years of experience in the specialty vehicle industry to Mobility Ventures and further strengthens the company’s executive team and its position as an innovative leader with the MV-1 – 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.
“John is ideally suited to lead Mobility Ventures sales and marketing efforts,” said Rick Smith, AM General Executive Vice President and President of Mobility Ventures LLC. “His extensive knowledge of the specialty vehicle industry and his passion for this truly revolutionary vehicle are unparalleled. With the assembly of the MV-1 continuing at AM General’s world-class, 675,000 square-foot Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind., and John at the lead of our sales and marketing activities, we have an outstanding team ready to meet the needs of our dealers and customers alike.”
In his new position, Walsh will oversee all sales and marketing activities for the MV-1 both domestically and internationally. His immediate impact will be felt as the company begins deliveries to an expansive dealer network that will sell and service the MV-1 vehicles for individual consumers and fleet customers.
“It is with great excitement that I have the opportunity to join this world-class company that offers a truly unique and innovative vehicle,” said Walsh. “AM General brings unprecedented strength and stability to the MV-1 with its more than 50 years of automotive experience. The MV-1 will benefit immensely from a leadership team that is keenly focused on listening to its customers and delivering exceptional quality and services. I am proud to be a part of this organization.”
The MV-1 fills a significant void in consumer, government and paratransit fleet markets while providing unsurpassed accessibility and comfort. The MV-1 is also built to deliver unprecedented durability, reliability and safety as validated time and again by its existing user community. The MV-1 is the only vehicle in its class available with a factory-installed clean-burning compressed natural gas fuel option. With its 290-mile range, the MV-1 CNG version contributes to the efforts to reduce American dependence on foreign oil and substantially reduces light-duty fleet emissions and costs, while at the same time dramatically increasing the quality of life for millions of Americans with physical disabilities.
Mobility Ventures is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary, of AM General LLC. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures LLC at www.mv-1.us