Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
James G. Groves has joined Mobility SVM as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mobility SVM converts full-size Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks for wheelchair access. Groves, a career industrial sales and marketing executive, spent the past five years as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Planning at Vantage Mobility International, a minivan converter.
“We are extremely pleased to add an individual of Jim Groves’ experience and industry stature to our management team”, said Jerry Linzey, Mobility SVM President and CEO. “With over 200 years of automotive industry experience in our organization, Mobility SVM is well positioned to deliver the highest quality accessible vehicles and service our customers with excellence. Jim brings the combination of a robust lean manufacturing background and an intense passion for the customer which will allow us to better fulfill our mission: “Providing wheelchair users freedom and independence without conceding performance or desirability through a choice of alternative accessible vehicles.”
In his first official company role, Groves will be attending the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association annual convention this week in Daytona Beach, Florida, along with the rest of the Mobility SVM management team.
Mobility SVM formerly known as GoShichi, was founded in 2009 on the premise that, although a person might need to utilize a wheelchair, many individuals still want the freedom and independence to pursue their interests in outdoor activities through the advantages of a full size truck. This philosophy led to the development of Mobility SVM wheelchair accessible truck conversions. Mobility SVM converts full size General Motors trucks (Chevy and GMC) that are wheelchair accessible from either the driver or passenger's side with a unique platform mobility lift. This allows the driver or passenger to remain in their wheelchair while driving or riding in the truck. This concept has given hundreds of wheelchair-bound drivers the opportunity to have a vehicle that better suits their needs versus a traditional converted mini-van. Through acquisition, Mobility SVM, LLC was established in March 2012. This team is committed to enhancing product quality, consistent on-time delivery, and exceptional customer satisfaction in every handicap accessible vehicle we build.