Welcome to REV Group, Inc.
REV is not an acronym. It’s a statement that drives home our company’s commitment and momentum to connect and protect communities through our products. In short, we strive to build “vehicles for life.”
From emergency to recreation, from bus to street sweeper, it’s our goal to become No. 1 in every market we serve. Already, we manufacture many of the nation’s top buses, ambulances, fire apparatus, mobility equipment, street sweepers, terminal trucks and recreation vehicles. REV Group itself is an industry-leading company, generating more than $2 billion in annual revenue with more than 20,000 vehicle sales per year. And regardless of industry, we plan to deliver on our goal with a speed and passion that only a revved-up corporation experiences when focused on the road ahead.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Sullivan currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of REV, positions that he has held since August 2014. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gardner Denver, Inc., a manufacturer of oil and gas, medical and industrial pumps and compressors, from 2013 to 2014 and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bucyrus International, Inc., a manufacturer of mining equipment, from 2000 to 2011. In 2012, he served as a special consultant to Wisconsin’s Governor and he chaired the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment and the Wisconsin Governor’s College and Workforce Readiness Council. He is a current director of Aurora Healthcare, Carroll University and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. He is a former director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Bucyrus International, Inc., Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., Crosby, Inc., Generac, Inc., the Greater Milwaukee Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milacron, Inc., Milwaukee School of Engineering, National Mining Association in Washington, D.C., Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Southeast Wisconsin Business Health Coalition, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Business Advisory Council. Mr. Sullivan holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Carroll University and a master of business administration degree from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of International Management. Because of his deep knowledge of REV and his extensive background in the industry, we believe Mr. Sullivan is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Berto has served as Executive Vice President of REV since 2014 and has more than 20 years of commercial product and business development experience. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Berto served as Chief Executive Officer of Prumo Global Logistics SA in Brazil from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Berto held various leadership positions, including Senior Executive Vice President at Bucyrus International where he was responsible for the Southern Hemisphere region; Vice President Corporate Development at a Canadian mining company; and 12 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Berto earned his accounting degree from the Pontafica Universidade Catolica (Belo Horizonte—Minas Gerais, Brazil) and earned a master of business administration degree with a focus in international general management and mergers and acquisitions from Fundacao Dom Cabral in Brazil. He also completed an Advanced Management Program (AMP—181) at Harvard University in 2011.
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Ms. Stephens has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since February 2016. She has more than 20 years of human resources experience in the fields of mining and manufacturing, leading the functions of environmental health and safety, communications and human resources. Before joining REV, Ms. Stephens served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Bucyrus International, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Prior to 2005, she held roles in human resources for Snap-on Tools. Ms. Stephens currently serves as an independent director and chair of the compensation committee on the board of First Business Financial Services, Inc. based in Madison, Wisconsin. Mrs. Stephens earned a bachelor of liberal studies degree from the University of Evansville and a master of science degree in education, workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Nolden currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of REV, a position he has held since January 2016. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Nolden worked at The Manitowoc Company, Inc. since 1998, where he held numerous positions within the finance department, including Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Prior to his tenure at Manitowoc, Mr. Nolden spent eight years in public accounting in the audit practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Nolden is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. Additionally, Mr. Nolden holds a master of business administration from Marquette University.
Ms. Krop currently serves as General Counsel of REV, a position she has held since January 2016. Ms. Krop brings more than 30 years of legal experience to REV, 25 years of which were in corporate counsel positions, with over 15 years in General Counsel roles. Before joining REV, Ms. Krop was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intermedix Corporation from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for St. Jude Medical, Inc. and spent 15 years at various General Electric businesses. Ms. Krop received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her juris doctor degree from Stanford Law School.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. Phillips has served as Chief Operating Officer of REV since February 2016. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Phillips is responsible for all corporate sourcing, quality, materials management and operations. Mr. Phillips served as a consultant to REV from July 2015 through January 2016, and prior to that, worked for Bucyrus International, Inc. for 35 years where he held numerous operational roles and retired as Chief Operating Officer in 2006. Mr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he earned his bachelor of science degree in economics.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Mr. Engler has served as Chief Information Officer of REV since January 2016. He has more than 15 years of global business operations and technology experience. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Engler served as Vice President of the Global Industrial Division of Gardner Denver from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Engler has also held various technology and operational leadership positions at Bucyrus International and DBT GmbH. Mr. Engler holds a master of administration degree from Bradley University.
Mr. Bamatter has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. Bamatter served as a Vice President and Secretary of REV and many of REV subsidiaries from 2008 until 2016. He is also a Partner and Chief Financial Officer at AIP, an organization he joined in 2005. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Consoltex Holdings, Inc. Mr. Bamatter also served as a Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he managed the worldwide audits for several banking and manufacturing multinational businesses. Mr. Bamatter graduated from Bishop’s University with bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and finance. Mr. Bamatter earned his Chartered Accountancy designation in Canada in 1981. Because of his significant academic training, current and previous financial experience and his deep knowledge of REV’s operating history, we believe Mr. Bamatter is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
JEAN MARIE "JOHN" CANAN
Mr. Canan has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2016 and brings over 34 years of strategic, business development and financial leadership experience to REV. Mr. Canan recently retired from Merck & Co., Inc., where he held a number of positions, including Senior Vice President, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Canan is also a member of the Board of Directors of Acasti Pharma, where he chairs the Audit Committee. Mr. Canan serves on the Board of Trustees and is Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Angkor Hospital for Children based in Cambodia. Mr. Canan graduated from McGill University with a bachelor of commerce degree and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant. Because of his over 34 years of strategic, business development and financial expertise, we believe Mr. Canan is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Cusumano has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008. Mr. Cusumano was a Vice President of REV from 2008 until February 2016. He is also a general partner at AIP, an organization he joined in 2000. Previously, he served in the Investment Banking Department of J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., where he worked on merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions, primarily in the industrial sector. In addition, Mr. Cusumano served in the Investment Banking Department at Wedbush Morgan Securities. Mr. Cusumano graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he received a bachelor of business of administration degree in finance. He is a CFA charterholder. Because of his extensive financial and investing background and his deep knowledge of REV’s history and organization, we believe Mr. Cusumano is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Dutil has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016 and brings over 25 years of experience in commercial vehicle manufacturing to REV. Since 2002, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Manac Inc. Before that, Mr. Dutil served in various senior positions at Manac Inc., including Executive Vice President and Vice President of Marketing. He also sits on the Boards of Directors of Fondation Nordiques and Béton Bolduc Inc. Previously, he was a Director of the Groupe Environnemental Labrie Inc., the Truck Trailer Manufacturers’ Association, FIER Entrepreneur, Fondation du Centre de Réadaptation Physique Chaudière-Appalaches and Groupe Harnois. Mr. Dutil is a graduate of HEC Montréal and Western Business School. Because of his extensive business experience, we believe Mr. Dutil is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Fish has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. He is a partner at AIP, an organization he joined in 2012. Previously, he served as an investment associate for Chilton Investment Company. In addition, Mr. Fish has held a variety of financial, supply chain and operational roles with Lear Corporation. Mr. Fish also serves on the Board of Directors of Carlstar Group LLC and Gerber Scientific LLC. Mr. Fish graduated from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business with a bachelor of arts degree in finance. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Because of his financial, supply chain and operational expertise, we believe Mr. Fish is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Marvin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008. He is a general partner at AIP, an organization he joined in 1997. Previously, he served in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Institutions Groups of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer of the American Original Corporation. Mr. Marvin received a bachelor of science degree in ocean engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School. Because of his deep knowledge of REV, we believe Mr. Marvin is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Rotroff has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. Rotroff joined AIP in 2012. Mr. Rotroff previously served as an analyst and associate at Baird Private Equity from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his employment with Baird Private Equity, Mr. Rotroff worked in the Healthcare group in the Investment Banking Division of Piper Jaffray & Co. Prior to Piper Jaffray & Co., Mr. Rotroff worked as a member of the Business Planning team at Boston Scientific. Mr. Rotroff holds a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, with honors and distinction, a master of engineering degree from Duke University and a master of business administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Rotroff also serves on the Boards of Directors of AIP Aerospace LLC, Carlstar Group LLC and Optimas OE Solutions, LLC. Because of his extensive financial experience, we believe Mr. Rotroff is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Viola has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Donnelly Corporation from 1996 until his retirement in 2002. Prior to this, he served as Chief Operating Officer and as a director of Mack Trucks Inc. Mr. Viola is currently on the Boards of Directors of Unique Fabricating, Inc. and Defiance Metal Products, Inc. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of Manac Inc. and Williams Controls, Inc. Mr. Viola holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. Because of his extensive management background, we believe Mr. Viola is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
PRESIDENT, REV Ambulance Group
Mr. Collins currently serves as President, REV Ambulance Group, a position he has held since January 2016. Prior to his current role, he was President of Wheeled Coach Industries, a position he held since 1995. Robert served in various other positions at Wheeled Coach since 1977, including Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Robert graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1977 with a bachelor of science degree in business.
PRESIDENT, REV Specialty Products
Mr. Heichelbech currently serves as President, REV Specialty Products, a position he has held since January 2016. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Heichelbech worked at Triumph Motorcycles of North America, where he was Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his tenure at Triumph Motorcycles, Mr. Heichelbech spent 20 years as Director of Sales, Director of Dealer Development and Retail Stores and Director of Strategy at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Mr. Heichelbech is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in business in 1989. Additionally, Mr. Heichelbech holds a master of business administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago.
PRESIDENT, REV RV Group
Mr. Jacobs currently serves as President of REV RV Group, a position he has held since June 2015. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Jacobs served as President of Dynamax RV since 2014 where he led the introduction of several new and innovative products to the company portfolio. Prior to his tenure at Dynamax, Mr. Jacobs spent 12 years with Jayco, Inc. in various management roles, including as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Starcraft RV, Entegra Coach and Jayco Motorhome Group. His tenure at Jayco culminated with his appointment as Chief Operating Officer for that company. Mr. Jacobs holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Kansas State University.
PRESIDENT, REV Bus Group
Mr. Walsh currently serves as President, REV Bus Group, a position he has held since January 2016. Prior to joining REV, John worked at AM General LLC as the Executive Vice President of the MV-1 Division. Prior to his tenure at AM General, Mr. Walsh was the CEO of Vehicle Production Group LLC, an original equipment manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible cars. In addition, he spent 25 years at the bus dealership level with National Bus Sales and Leasing, Inc. Mr. Walsh is a graduate of Methodist University, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and economics.
PRESIDENT, REV Fire Group
Mr. Peters currently serves as President, REV Fire Group, a position he has held since November 2013. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Peters worked at Pierce Manufacturing beginning in May 2008, where he worked as General Manager and Vice President of Sales. Prior to his tenure at Pierce Manufacturing, Mr. Peters spent 12 years as President of Akron Brass Company. Mr. Peters is a graduate of Wabash College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics.