SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General is proud to announce the hiring of two new senior executives to lead the Company's rapidly growing Commercial Business. Howard Glaser joins AM General on Jan. 29, as President of AM General's Commercial Business segment and will report directly to AM General, President and CEO, Charlie Hall. In this position Glaser will oversee the growth and execution of the Commercial Business, while ensuring customer satisfaction. Pat Kemp, who joined the company earlier this month as executive vice president of Mobility Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General, will report to Glaser and manage engineering, sales, distribution and dealer support for the company's flagship vehicle, the MV-1.
"We are pleased to welcome Howard and Pat to the AM General family," said Hall. "Both of these seasoned leaders join us at an opportune time in the rapidly growing Commercial segment of our business as we have just announced our multi-year partnership with Mercedes-Benz, and Mobility Ventures MV-1 continues to serve as the best accessible vehicle for taxi, livery and paratransit operations."
Glaser, has extensive experience in business development, marketing, management and government affairs. Prior to joining AM General, Glaser held several prominent senior positions in the federal and New York State government. Most recently, Glaser was the Executive Vice President of OTG Management, a privately held airport development and technology company with more than 4,000 employees.
Kemp has more than 30-years of experience in the automotive industry having spent most of his career at General Motors where he held various key roles such as brand manager for the Cadillac DeVille. He also served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Development for Autism Speaks, Inc., New York, and led the effort to create housing and vocational opportunities for adults with autism with the Autism Alliance of Michigan, Inc.
AM General's commercial business is a full service manufacturing and support operation that utilizes state-of-the-art robotic welding, painting and assembly techniques coupled with a lean manufacturing culture and highly skilled workforce to meet the requirements of its customers. On Tuesday, AM General was selected by Mercedes-Benz to manufacture the Mercedes-Benz R-Class luxury vehicle at AM General's world-class 675,000 square-foot Commercial Assembly Plant.
Mobility Ventures LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General that designs, produces and supports the MV-1 - the world's first and only purpose-built, universally accessible vehicle which is the expanding choice in transportation for families, livery and paratransit fleets. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures and the MV-1 at www.mv-1.us
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AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. 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
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