REV Group® (NYSE: REVG), designer and manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands, announces four appointments to its global sourcing and supply chain team, representing the Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation segments. All four directors will report to Rob Vislosky, Chief Supply Officer, with a matrix reporting to the group presidents.
Andrew Conway has joined REV Group as Director Global Sourcing & Supply Chain for the Fire Group of the Fire & Emergency Segment. Andrew joins REV Group from SAK Logistics Inc. where he held the role of Managing Director for US Operations. In this position, he was responsible for all aspects of the operational supply chain management including global sourcing, purchasing, quality, logistics, and distribution. Prior to SAK Logistics, Andrew worked for Continental Automotive Systems as the Director of Purchasing, Procurement & Quality; Siemens VDO Automotive as Director of Purchasing & Supplier Quality Management and he held leadership positions at Meridian Technologies and Diamond Aircraft Industries. He received a BA in Management and Operations from the University of Newfoundland, a BA from Strayer University of Pennsylvania, as well as a commercial pilot’s license from Shearwater School of Aviation in Nova Scotia. In addition to Rob Vislosky, Andrew will matrix report to Kent Tyler, President, REV Fire Group.
Kipp Podlewski has been hired as Director Global Sourcing & Supply Chain for the Ambulance Group of the Fire & Emergency Segment. Kipp comes from Harley-Davidson Motor Company where he spent nearly 24 years in various roles. Most recently Kipp was Director, Global Logistics and Trade where he was responsible for the strategy and operational performance of Harley-Davidson’s global warehousing, transportation, and trade compliance functions as well as Parts & Accessories Supply Chain Management. Kipp holds a BBA in Supply Management from Western Michigan University and an MBA in General Business from Marquette University. Further to reporting to Rob Vislosky, Kipp will matrix report to Anoop Prakash, President, REV Ambulance Group.
Rick Doub has joined REV Group as Director Global Sourcing & Supply Chain for the Commercial Segment. Prior to REV Group, Rick was Director of Operations at L3Harris Technologies where he was responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing assembly, supply chain, engineering, quality, EHS, facilities and maintenance functions. Rick has extensive experience within the Aerospace and Mining equipment industry with a background managing all aspects of Procurement, Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Manufacturing Operations. He received a Master of Manufacturing Management and BS in Physics from The Pennsylvania State University. Rick is also a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Reporting directly to Rob Vislosky, Rick will also matrix report into Brian Perry, President, REV Commercial Segment.
Ed Hulbert has been appointed as Director Global Sourcing & Supply Chain for the Recreation Segment. Most recently Ed was the Director of Supply Chain for REV’s Recreation Segment located in Decatur, IN. His success in this role included a 75% improvement on shortage reduction process, annual material cost reductions of $8-$10 million and restructured material delivery to reduce damage over $250K year on year. Before joining REV Group, Ed was the Distribution and Planning Manager at C&M Fine Pack Inc., and the Corporate Logistics and Compliance Manager at Arden Companies. He holds a B.B.A. in Operations Management from the University of Toledo. Ed will report to Rob Vislosky and matrix report to Mike Lanciotti, President, REV Recreation Segment.
“I am pleased to welcome Andrew, Kipp, Rick and Ed to REV Group’s Global Sourcing and Supply Chain team,” said Rob Vislosky, REV Group, Chief Supply Officer. “All have extensive experience within the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle OEM and Aftermarket Industries and success in managing all aspects of procurement, purchasing and supplier quality. Their appointments are key in our maturing of REV Group’s procurement and supply chain capabilities.”