AM General today announced that General (Ret.) Jack Keane has joined the company as its Executive Chairman. General Keane is widely recognized as one of America’s most insightful and trusted thought leaders on national security issues.
In his new role, General Keane will work closely with AM General’s President and CEO, Andy Hove, and AM General’s parent corporation, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, to provide strategic oversight and counsel on the company’s strategic growth initiatives.
“AM General has been the military’s most trusted partner for over 30 years, delivering innovative, reliable and affordable vehicle solutions,” said General Keane. “This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining AM General, as the company has experienced tremendous growth and success over the last year by strengthening its core business here at home and abroad. There is tremendous demand and momentum building for a modernized HMMWV fleet, as well as other types of vehicles and services only AM General can provide. These are exciting times for AM General with great opportunities ahead and I look forward to working with the entire AM General team.”
AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove noted, “General Keane’s extensive knowledge of global security issues, corporate governance and his renowned leadership acumen will be invaluable to the company as we continue our unyielding focus on providing our customers the most advanced and affordable vehicle solutions today and for decades to come. As the U.S. Army continues to adapt to an ever-changing future, we are pleased to welcome such a respected voice to our company’s leadership team. We are honored to partner with General Keane.”
General Keane, a four star general, completed more than 37 years of service, culminating in his appointment as Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army, a position he held from 1999-2003. In addition, General Keane has worked with and served on the boards of several companies in the private sector including defense and national security related organizations.
General Keane graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree and received a Master of Arts from Western Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College.
About AM General
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. Through its military business, the company is widely recognized as the world leader in design, engineer, manufacture and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries. Its growing Commercial business includes its wholly owned subsidiary, Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Ind. Additionally, the company was selected by the U.S. Postal Service to develop and test advanced automotive technologies for use in the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com.