ORLANDO, Fla., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a $1 billion revenue, privately held company comprised of industry leading brands in the fire & emergency, recreation and commercial specialty vehicle segments, appointed James R. Meyer as Chief Operating Officer.
Meyer, 50, most recently served as president & CEO of Hatteras Yachts, a subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation. Most recently, Meyer managed businesses at Brunswick in North America and the United Kingdom. His 30-year career includes Director of Product Development at Ford Motor Company for medium and large cars as well as crossover vehicles, General Manager of small cars for Mazda (Japan) and various other significant engineering and operations leadership roles at Ford Motor as well as Bolt, Beranek & Newman, Inc.
"Consistent with our growth objectives, the addition of Jim Meyer as COO further strengthens our ability to deliver our operational excellence initiatives and strategic plans," said Peter Guile, CEO of ASV. "Jim has an ideal background for ASV including vehicle product development, strategic sourcing and a proven track record of growing profit margins and strengthening businesses. He understands our recreational vehicle segment from leading a luxury yacht business and brings significant Asian and European operating experience."
Meyer holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, an MS in Engineering from MIT and a BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan.
"I am extremely excited to join the Allied Specialty Vehicles team," said Meyer. "ASV is comprised of some of the best businesses within their respective industries and led by a strong, talented group of entrepreneurial business leaders who have built a profitable $1 billion revenue company in just a few short years. I look forward to becoming part of this team and helping ASV in its quest to become the world's best specialty vehicle manufacturer."
Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), Orlando FL, is a $1 billion revenue, privately held company comprised of industry leading brands in Fire & Emergency, Recreation & Commercial specialty vehicle segments. For more information, visit us at www.alliedsv.com.
SOURCE Allied Specialty Vehicles