Management

REV Group Appoints New President, VP for Commercial Segment

Posted on July 31, 2019

Brian Perry will join the company as president of commercial segment, overseeing several brands, including Collins, ENC, and Champion.
Brian Perry will join the company as president of commercial segment, overseeing several brands, including Collins, ENC, and Champion.
BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Brian Perry and Daniel Blatt have joined REV Group’s commercial segment team.

REV Group is the parent company of Type A school bus builder Collins Bus Corp. REV Group’s brands also supply vehicles for the public transit, paratransit, airport, university transportation, and recreation markets.

Perry will join the company as president of commercial segment, overseeing several brands, including Collins, ENC, Champion, ElDorado, Capacity, and Laymor. His organizational experience spans from public, multi-national corporations to small and mid-sized privately held companies across both military and commercial markets.

“Brian has exceptional experience and success in driving business turnarounds, improving enterprise value, and achieving strong financial results,” said Ian Walsh, CEO of REV Group. “We’re delighted to have him join the team.”

Perry most recently was senior vice president of operations for L3Harris Technologies Inc., managing operations for its $260 million Space Avionics group and conducting additional operational responsibilities, including supply chain; manufacturing; mission assurance; quality; and environmental, health, and safety across 21 facilities.

Previously, Perry was senior vice president of operations for Gleason Corp., where he had full profit and loss responsibility for $350 million in revenue, as well as leading global sales and operations oversight for CNC machining, automation equipment, and aftermarket and engineering services.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and Master of Business Administration from Babson College.

Daniel Blatt will join REV Group as vice president and general manager of the manufacturer’s Imlay City facility in Michigan.
Daniel Blatt will join REV Group as vice president and general manager of the manufacturer’s Imlay City facility in Michigan.

Meanwhile, Blatt will join REV Group as vice president and general manager of the manufacturer’s Imlay City facility in Michigan, which produces Champion Bus and Federal Coach vehicles.

With over 30 years’ experience in operations and profit and loss management in manufacturing and industrial environments, Blatt will report to Perry in his new role.

“Daniel is an experienced operational excellence practitioner and has a strong record of transformational change, while achieving exceptional financial results,” Perry said. “His well-balanced approach towards value creation, customer service, and sales management, makes him a great fit for the Imlay City facility and we’re delighted to have him join the team.” 

Prior to REV Group, Blatt was vice president and general manager of MacLean Power Systems in South Carolina, a manufacturer of electric utility, communication, and civil infrastructure products.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State.

Related Topics: Collins Bus Corp.

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