Allied Specialty Vehicles Appoints New President of Collins Bus Corporation

Feb 20, 2013, 10:00 ET from Collins Bus Corporation

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan., Feb. 20, 2013 /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 Dan Peters as the president of Collins Bus Corporation.

With 30 years of experience in developing strong customer relationships, team building, and an established record of leading business growth, Peters is a proven business leader and brings to Collins Bus a wealth of sales, marketing and operations management knowledge. Peters also possesses a wealth of knowledge in the specialty vehicle industry after serving five years with Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, as general manager of a division of Pierce Manufacturing and, more recently, as senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. During his time with the company Peters was responsible for leading the North American sales team while also overseeing customer service, product specialists, marketing and dealer development.  Prior to his experience at Pierce, Peters held the position of President at Akron Brass, a subsidiary of Premier Farnell, where he grew the company's revenues from $40 million to over $125 million.

"Dan's proven record of leading businesses through consistent sales growth and, perhaps more importantly, his focus on developing organizations and maintaining strong customer relationships makes him an ideal leader for Collins Bus," said James Meyer, Chief Operating Officer of ASV. "We are excited to welcome Dan to the Collins Bus team."

Peters is replacing Kent Tyler who was appointed the president and CEO of E-ONE, Inc. last year.

"We have taken our time searching for the right person to fill the position at Collins Bus. Dan's focus on the customer and experience in the specialty vehicle industry make him ideal for this position. Collins Bus will be in skilled hands with Dan at the helm," said Kent Tyler, former President of Collins Bus.

About Collins Bus Corporation
Collins Bus Corporation, a subsidiary of Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc. (ASV), markets Type-A buses throughout North America under the brands of Collins, Mid Bus, and Corbeil.  They produce advanced technology solutions such as Propane, CNG, and Hybrid-Electric powered buses.  Collins has the largest distribution network of any Type-A bus company with over 50 dealers in the United States and Canada.  Collins' parent, ASV, with revenues of approximately $1Billion, is a market leader in multiple segments, including ambulance, fire and rescue, recreational vehicles, terminal trucks and street sweeper products.  For additional information on Collins Bus Corporation, please visit

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