Board of Directors
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Paul Bamatter is Chairman of the Board, and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. Paul served as a Vice President and Secretary of REV and many REV subsidiaries from 2008 until 2016. He is also a Partner at AIP, an organization he joined in 2005. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Consoltex Holdings, Inc. He also served as a Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he managed the worldwide audits for several banking and manufacturing multinational businesses. Paul graduated from Bishop’s University with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and finance. He 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 he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
JEAN MARIE “JOHN” CANAN
LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Jean Marie “John” Canan is Lead Independent Director, and 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. He recently retired from Merck & Co., Inc., where he held a number of positions, including Senior Vice President, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. John is also a member of the Board of Directors of Acasti Pharma, where he chairs the Audit Committee. He serves on the Board of Trustees and is Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Angkor Hospital for Children based in Cambodia. He graduated from McGill University with a bachelor of commerce degree and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant. Because of his significant business development and financial experience, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Rod Rushing is an Executive Leader with extensive leadership experience in industrial product, contracting and services industries. He is recognized for leading organizations in both start-up and turnaround, establishing strategy and business models that drive profitable growth. Rod previously served as the Vice President & President – Building Technologies and Solutions North America, of Johnson Controls International plc., and as Global Vice President and General Manager, Global Products – Direct Expansion Technologies of Johnson Controls. After a 30-year career at Johnson Controls, he joined the REV Group in March of 2020 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since that time. Rod has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science &
Technology and an MBA from Southern Illinois University.
Dino Cusumano has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008. Dino 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, he served in the Investment Banking Department at Wedbush Morgan Securities. Dino 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 he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Charles 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, he 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. Charles is a graduate of HEC Montréal and Western Business School. Because of his extensive business experience, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Justin 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, he has held a variety of financial, supply chain and operational roles with Lear Corporation. Justin also serves on the Board of Directors of Carlstar Group LLC and Gerber Scientific LLC. Justin 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 he is well qualified to serve on our Boards of Directors.
Randall Swift is a member of our Board of Directors and is an Operating Partner at AIP, an organization he joined in 2015. Prior to joining AIP, he served as the President and CEO of a number of diverse industrial businesses including Heil Trailer International as well as several of the predecessor companies to REV Group, Inc. (Capacity of Texas, Collins Industries and Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc.). Prior to his affiliation with AIP, he held various management positions within the Cummins distributor organization. Randall is an engineer by education with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Minnesota State University. Randall is currently a board member of Canam Group Inc., Current Lighting HoldCo Parent, Inc., EnTrans International, LLC, The Brock Group Inc. and Vertex Aerospace Services Holding Corp. Because of his operational and industrial expertise, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Joel Rotroff has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. Joel joined AIP in 2012. He previously served as an analyst and associate at Baird Private Equity from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his employment with Baird Private Equity, he worked in the Healthcare group in the Investment Banking Division of Piper Jaffray & Co. Prior to Piper Jaffray & Co., he worked as a member of the Business Planning team at Boston Scientific. Joel 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. Joel 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 he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Donn 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. Donn 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. Donn holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. Because of his extensive management background, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.