MIAMI, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Michael Carneywas named Chief Marketing Officer for the Miami-based Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG), which produces the only factory-built wheelchair-accessible automobile in the U.S. Prior to joining VPG, Carney amassed more than two decades of marketing and sales experience, recently launching two independent marketing agencies in extremely competitive environments.
"Michael has hit the ground running, and I am thrilled to have him join our ranks at VPG," said Fred Drasner, Chairman of the Vehicle Production Group LLC. "His extensive B2B and B2C marketing experience will be an unqualified asset as VPG looks to grow its national dealership network, continue to generate individual and fleet sales, and to form strategic corporate partnerships. We're proud to have Mike on our team."
CEO John Walsh added, "Mike brings an energy and creativity unmatched by most people in his profession. He has proven himself with diverse industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Shell Oil and American Express, and we're confident he'll do the same at VPG."
Carney has had more than 20 years' experience developing integrated marketing strategies, delivering organizational revenue growth, and establishing customer relationship management systems for companies including HP, Xerox, Oracle, American Express, Kimberly-Clark, Hyatt Hotels, Shell Oil, Continental Airlines and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
A resident of Englewood, Co., Carney graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado; he will be based at VPG's Miami headquarters.
About the Vehicle Production Group Headquartered in Miami, 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.