REV Group, Inc. which includes specialty vehicle manufacturers Capacity® terminal tractors and LayMor® street sweepers, announces the promotion of Wes Downing to Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Division. This role oversees the Capacity of Texas, LayMor and associated aftermarket parts businesses based in Longview, Texas. Downing will report to Brian Perry, President, REV Commercial Segment & SVP of Operations.
Downing joined REV Group in January 2018 as the Warranty Manager for the Specialty Division within the Commercial Segment, and quickly advanced into the Director of Engineering role a few months later. As the engineering leader at Capacity and LayMor, Wes has been a key player in the technical development and commercialization of Capacity’s battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell terminal trucks.
“Wes and his team have had great success in increasing our production volumes to better serve our customers and grow market share,” said Brian Perry, President, REV Commercial Segment & SVP of Operations. “As VP/GM, Wes will be tasked with advancing our operational execution in Longview and building-out our team capabilities for long-term, sustainable growth.”
Prior to joining REV Group, Downing served in key leadership positions in the surface mining industry, include Letourneau Technologies and Joy Global. He has served as an adjunct professor at Letourneau University since 2011 and has a true passion for mentoring students. Downing holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering (specialized in fracture mechanics) from LeTourneau University.
Mobile Products, Inc. d/b/a LayMor, a REV Group subsidiary (NYSE: REVG), manufactures street sweepers for municipalities and contractors at its ISO:9001 facility in Longview, Texas. In addition to equipment sales, the company also supports its products with a full parts and service division.
About Capacity of Texas, Inc.
Capacity of Texas began in 1974, and over the past 45+ years, it has set the standard in what customers look for in a durable and hardworking yard truck. Part of the REV Group family of specialty vehicle companies (NYSE: REVG), customers will find Capacity Trucks in the busiest ports, rail terminals, and warehouse/distribution centers throughout the world. Known for superb design, innovative engineering, durability, and a customer-focused culture, Capacity’s reputation for service has also grown with an ever-expanding network of dedicated dealers. For more information about Capacity Trucks, visit www.capacitytrucks.com.
About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG