SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with other disabilities, today announced the expansion of its Government & Commercial Fleet Sales Division with the hiring of Automotive Fleet Management veteran Bill Gibson to serve as Vice President of Government & Commercial Fleet Sales. Gibson will report to Mobility Ventures Executive Vice President, Pat Kemp.
Gibson brings to Mobility Ventures more than 40 years of sales and marketing experience with an extensive, proven background in Automotive Fleet Management operations.
Most recently, Gibson was the Vice President of Fleet Sales for VNG.CO, a Compressed Natural Gas infrastructure developer. Prior to that, Gibson was the Vice President, Sales and Marketing for SCT Performance which targets specialty products to vehicle fleet operators.
The majority of Gibson's Fleet & Commercial Operations expertise was gained during his 38-year tenure at General Motors, which included 21 years in the Fleet & Commercial Operations channel.
During that time, Gibson held the positions of Director-Fleet & Commercial Sales, Director - Rental Sales and Director - Marketing & Internal Support. Additional responsibilities included GM's Global Fleet Sales, Fleet Management Company Relations, Global Fleet Sales and Federal Government Sales. With his leadership and a focus on customer satisfaction, Gibson's team helped reestablish General Motors as a worldwide leader in the fleet industry.
Gibson is also a strong supporter of the fleet management profession and was an involved member of various fleet industry organizations that included American Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), where he was a past board member, NAFA and American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA).
"I am pleased to have someone of Bill Gibson's caliber and business acumen join the Mobility Ventures team," said Howard Glaser, President of AM General's Commercial division (parent company of Mobility Ventures, LLC). "His depth and breadth of managing automotive fleet operations and customer relations will significantly further Mobility Ventures progress in expanding accessible transportation alternatives to fleet operators the in local, state, federal and international market space."
Information about the MV-1 family of accessible vehicles can easily be found on our new website at www.mv-1.us The site includes useful information on building/customizing your own MV-1, vehicle specifications, a downloadable brochure, vehicle photos and the nationwide dealer network locations. Also, please click the hyperlinks below for informative MV-1 customer testimonials.
About Mobility Ventures LLC
Mobility Ventures is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary, of AM General LLC. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures at www.mv-1.us
About AM General
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. Through its military business, the company is widely recognized as the world leader in design, engineer, manufacture and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries. Its growing Commercial business includes its wholly owned subsidiary, Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Indiana. 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.
Media Contact: Jeff Adams
Global Communications & Marketing / AM General
SOURCE Mobility Ventures LLC