FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Vehicle Production Group, LLC (VPG), announces the appointment of Steve Barker as Executive Vice President, Commercial & Retail Sales. VPG produces the only factory-built, wheelchair-accessible automotive in the world for consumer, livery and taxi use, at their plant in Mishawaka, IL.
As Executive Vice President, Barker will be responsible for all the commercial and retail sales of VPG's MV-1 vehicle. He will be based in VPG's South Florida office.
"Steve's incredible wealth of experience and expertise will be a wonderful asset to VPG," said John Walsh, CEO of VPG. "His vast knowledge and deep relationships with key dealer networks will continue to support VPG's growth and our goal of providing the hundreds of thousands of wheelchair users with a convenient, safe and dignified vehicle to meet their transportation needs."
Barker has over 25 years of experience in Transportation, including the Heavy Duty Trucking, School Bus, Commercial Bus and Mobility markets, and has served as an advisor to numerous national and state committees focused on these industries. For the past 11 years, he served as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager and OEM Business Development Manager for Sure-Lok, Inc., a leader in the wheelchair securement industry.
About the Vehicle Production Group
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) has a simple company mission: to help those with mobility issues find solutions by developing vehicles that allow them to travel with comfort and dignity. The MV-1 was designed for just such a purpose – a versatile, unique and thoughtful vehicle that was built from the ground up specifically for the members of the disability community and those who help them. For more company information, please visit www.vpgautos.com.
SOURCE Vehicle Production Group