Mike Virnig and Andy Thompson to Lead REV Fire Group

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REV Group, the speciality designer and manufacturer of vehicles in the fire and emergency, commercial, and recreation industries, has announced the promotion of Mike Virnig and Andy Thompson to lead REV Fire Group. Effective immediately, Virnig will assume the role of President, REV Fire Group, replacing Dan DesRochers, while Thompson will serve as the Chief Operating Officer of REV Fire Group.

Virnig has been with REV Fire Group since 2018 and served as Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. He has a remarkable knowledge and a commendable commercial track record in the fire apparatus industry, having previously served as the Vice President of Sales for Spartan Emergency Response and General Manager for Rush Peterbilt California, and has owned multiple companies throughout his career.

As President of REV Fire Group, Virnig will oversee fire apparatus brands E-ONE, KME, Ferrara, Spartan Fire Chassis, Spartan Emergency Response, Smeal, and Ladder Tower, and will report directly to Mark Skonieczny, Interim President and CEO of REV Group.

Thompson joined REV Group in 2021 as Vice President of Operations, bringing his extensive experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain, and Lean/Six Sigma methodologies to the REV enterprise.

As Chief Operating Officer of REV Fire Group, he will manage manufacturing operations across all brands. Prior to joining REV Group, Thompson was the Senior Director of Operations at L3 Harris Technologies and held progressive roles within Gleason Corporation and IMI plc.

Mark Skonieczny, Interim President and CEO, REV Group, said: “REV Fire Group has tremendous opportunity to continue its leadership in innovation and safety technology while delivering against strong demand.

“Mike and Andy have a proven track record of commercial and operational performance within the fire industry to unlock REV Fire Group’s full potential; we are excited for the future under their leadership.”

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