Phoenix, AZ. – (June 1, 2017) – Vantage Mobility International (VMI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Steven Morris, VP of Supply Chain & Quality and Brian Mark, Director of Manufacturing Engineering. With these new roles VMI will bolster its supply chain management, product development, and design engineering strengths. Steve Crandell, Chief Operating Officer, shared, “The addition of Steven and Brian is an example of how VMI, is increasing our firepower to reach the next level.”
Steven Morris, VP of Supply Chain & Quality
“The commitment to teamwork, quality of products, and sense of doing well while doing good make joining VMI a once in a lifetime opportunity, ” said Morris.
Morris comes to VMI with over 26 years in managing supply chain systems and strategy, demand planning, logistics/distribution, and procurement. His experience stems from companies like Pepsi, Rittal (Dell Computers) and Goodyear. He is APICS certified, has won the 2011 POLK award for supply chain excellence, is an AMR/Gartner best-in-class presenter for logistics costs improvement 2010, and instrumental in achieving the 2003 Dell small supplier of the year.
Morris has been challenged to improve product lead times. He plans to use a strategic approach to global supply chain, procurement, sourcing and integrated supply chain partnerships. This will help VMI to meet the demands for the highest quality products at competitive prices, and ultimately accelerate VMI as the world leader in the production of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Brian Mark, Director of Manufacturing Engineering
“I have had the chance to work with the VMI Team for several years, to have the opportunity to join the team will be a truly rewarding experience.”
Mark comes from the Fleet Department at Toyota Motor Sales as the Mobility Conversion Engineer/Quality Auditor. It was his mentorship that helped VMI achieve Toyota’s Gold Quality Status Rating, a recognition of VMI’s consistent demonstration of commitment to product development and quality, operational quality, process control and continuous improvement.
Mark will be joining the product development team to help drive design engineering into the production process. This focus on integration will help VMI in their continuing effort toward improvement and innovation of mobility products.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steven and Brian to the team. Not only will they bring a greater emphasis on strategic logistics, but they will be a great role model for employees and vendors a like,” said Crandell.
Vantage Mobility International (VMI) is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles built on Toyota, Honda, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) minivans. It has advanced the mobility industry for 30 years with a robust portfolio of power and manual ramp conversions and platform lifts. VMI is based in Phoenix, Arizona where its manufacturing facility utilizes Six Sigma techniques to employ continuous process improvements and deliver high quality products for personal use and commercial applications. For additional information, contact Penny Malone at VMI 602-243-2700 or visit www.vmivans.com.