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.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. Walsh joined REV as Chief Operating Officer in June 2018. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Walsh worked at Textron, Inc., where he most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TRU Simulation and Training. Mr. Walsh's career with Textron began in 1999 at Bell Helicopter and progressed through leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lycoming Engines and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Textron's Weapon & Sensor Systems business. Mr. Walsh is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and achieved the prestigious International Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence for his work at Lycoming Engines. Prior to joining Textron, he served as an officer and naval aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College, a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Mr. Besasie joined REV Group as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2019. Mr. Besasie brings over 28 years of brand building and direct marketing expertise to REV Group. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Besasie served as president of Cannella Media, a direct marketing media company, and previously held executive level positions at agencies GMR Marketing and Momentum Worldwide. Before his agency experience, Mr. Besasie spent 14 years at Miller Brewing Company in a variety of sales and marketing roles, the last being brand director of Miller Lite. Mr. Besasie holds a BA in Marketing and Finance from University Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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.
Mr. Boettinger serves as General Counsel of REV, a position he has held since June 2018. Prior to joining REV, Mr. Boettinger worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. for over 14 years. Before joining Harley-Davidson, Mr. Boettinger was an associate at the law firm of Foley & Lardner for four years. Prior to law school, he worked for Bethlehem Steel for six years, where he held various positions in operations and engineering, and was also an officer in several National Guard and Army Reserve units. Mr. Boettinger holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Indiana, Northwest, and a JD from Notre Dame Law School.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Mr. Panagis serves as REV Group’s Chief Information Officer. He has more than 20 years of global information technology experience, with a concentration in the areas of IT Strategy, Project Portfolio Management, Application/Infrastructure Operations and Business Value Creation. Prior to joining REV Group, Mr. Panagis served in a variety of progressively responsible IT leadership roles at Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI), most recently as the Vice President of IT Strategy and Operations. Prior to joining JCI, Mr. Panagis worked at Chevron for nearly 14 years, where he held positions in manufacturing engineering, large scale program management, logistics, plant operations and information technology leadership. Mr. Panagis holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Mr. Daniels joined REV Group as Chief Human Resources Officer in February 2019. Mr. Daniels has more than 20 years of cross-functional leadership experience at global consumer and industrial manufacturing companies. Before joining REV, Mr. Daniels worked at Rockwell Automation as Vice President, Human Resources, preceded by 16 years at Sensient Technologies Corporation, where he held the positions of Chief Human Resources Officer, Segment President and multiple leadership roles in Finance. Mr. Daniels holds a BA in Finance and an MBA from University of Wisconsin schools.
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 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 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.