Orlando, Fla. (Thursday, September 3, 2015) – REV Group (REV), a leading manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced that Joey Belle has been named vice president/general manager of Goshen Coach. Belle will be based at the company’s manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Ind., and report to Matt Petrill, director of operations at Goshen Coach.
“I am delighted that Joey is taking this leadership role at Goshen Coach,” said Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of ASV. “I am confident that his extensive manufacturing and operations experience will be very beneficial for ensuring that great products will continue to be built at this plant.”
Belle added, “I am very eager to join Goshen Coach and look forward to working with the entire organization. The team has done an outstanding job of establishing Goshen Coach as a preferred cutaway shuttle bus choice for our dealers and customers.”
In his new role, Belle will immediately analyze planning, procurement and production processes to determine what operational changes at the Elkhart facility are needed to increase manufacturing efficiencies and grow throughput.
Belle has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations, including 22 years at E-One in supervisor and director positions and three years as vice president of operations at Capacity Trucks where he played an integral role in the product development and launch of the company’s new Sabre terminal truck platform. Belle also implemented changes at Capacity Trucks in planning, material purchasing and manufacturing processes that improved safety and quality, and the financial performance of the company.
ASV’s Bus & Mobility Group is made up of some of the industry’s leading brands – Champion Bus, Collins Bus, ElDorado National-California, ElDorado National-Kansas, ElDorado Mobility, Federal Coach, Goshen Coach and Krystal – that manufacture light- and medium-duty commercial shuttle buses, heavy-duty transit buses, mobility conversion vehicles and Type A school buses for public transit, paratransit, airport, parking, hotel/resort, group tour, public/private schools, assisted living, church and university transportation markets.