PHOENIX, Ariz.June 17, 2015Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced today the launch of a new division to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) to commercial customers in North America. The commercial division will manufacture ADA compliant WAVs incorporating VMI’s innovative and patented technologies.

“The demand for WAVs continues to grow and VMI’s innovative products enable more people to experience the freedom and independence they deserve,” said Doug Eaton, President and CEO of VMI. “Launching VMI’s commercial division is the next step in expanding mobility to wheelchair users across the nation. Over the past 18 months, VMI has invested in our product quality and our manufacturing excellence. We are now well positioned to expand our retail strengths to the commercial market.”

VMI has been offering the highest quality mobility vehicles for three decades. The company is an industry leader with its innovative side entry in-floor ramp minivans that offer the industry’s most convenient passenger boarding and the most interior space for wheelchair maneuverability. The quality and reliability of VMI’s in-floor technology is the evolution of over 20 years of in-floor experience.

The Commercial Division will be headed by Hugh Palmer, Director of Product Management, who has vast product and business development experience. An accomplished R&D executive, Palmer has extensive experience bringing new products to the market and was the winner of the R&D 100 “Best Products of the Year Award.”
“Our new division will combine our retail product strength in comfort and convenience with commercial grade reliability and durability,” said Palmer. “We’ll bring innovative products to the market at competitive price points without sacrificing the comforts of our ambulatory and wheelchair passengers.”

An official announcement and launch of VMI’s first commercial WAV is scheduled for July 2015, with full scale production and delivery slated to begin in August.

About Vantage Mobility International

Vantage Mobility International is a manufacturer of the most easy-to-use, innovative and reliable wheelchair accessible vehicles. Their full line of products include domestic and import minivan conversions, platform lifts, scooter and wheelchair lifts and transfer seats. For additional information, contact Scott Black with TimePiece PR at (214) 520-3430 ext. 303, or visit