BEDFORD, N.H., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Segway Inc. (Segway), the world's leading provider of electric personal transportation, announces it has named Francis Bridges as Vice President of Engineering and Supply Chain.
Bridges is a seasoned executive with experience in engineering, strategy development and implementation, purchasing and program management at a wide range of U.S. and international automotive, electronics, technology and manufacturing companies. In this role, Bridges will be responsible for leading the expansion of Segway's product line, managing day-to-day engineering operations, facilitating product development and improving the procurement process.
"I'm pleased to welcome Fran to the Segway team. His broad background and experience in the auto industry will bring tremendous assets to our organization," said Rod Keller, President, Segway. "An executive of his caliber further rounds out our strong management team."
"The electric transportation industry has always been of great interest to me. This role was a natural fit for my skills and experience. It also provided me an opportunity to take on the challenge of bringing innovative electric transportation products to market," said Bridges. "I look forward to quickly making significant contributions that will accelerate the company's product development in new market segments and directly impact its bottom line."
Prior to joining Segway, Bridges was a Director, in the Strategic Program Office at M*Modal. He has also held senior and strategic positions at organizations including Centrum Climate/VistaPro Automotive, Visteon and Ford Motor Company. Fran holds a Master of Science in Control Theory from Wayne State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science both from Ohio University.
Segway Inc., based in Bedford, New Hampshire, is the world's leading provider of personal electric transportation. Its international network currently includes more than 250 distributor, dealer and experience center retail points in 80 countries.
Segway and the Segway 'flyguy' logo are registered trademarks of Segway Inc.
SOURCE Segway Inc.