REV Group has announced that Rodney N. Rushing has been named the new CEO, replacing Timothy Sullivan, who is departing as chief executive and a member of the board of directors.
Rushing will assume day-to-day strategic and operational leadership of the company and will also join REV Group’s board of directors.
Prior to joining REV Group, Rushing served as president of building solutions North America at Johnson Controls (JCI), a $9 billion revenue business with 30,000 employees. Over the course of 30 years with JCI, REV Group said Rushing demonstrated results-oriented leadership in leading both product and service businesses within the JCI portfolio. Rushing’s experience and history of accomplishments spans sales and distribution management, engineering, product development, operations and M&A, and more than 20 years of P&L management. He has held multiple executive-level leadership positions, focused on delivering results for customers and creating shareholder value.
“The board is confident we’ve selected the ideal next leader of REV Group in Rod,” said Paul Bamatter, chairman of the board. “He has a proven track record of delivering high-quality performance through organizational development, financial acuity, commercial excellence, and operational discipline. We were impressed with Rod as a leader, his strategic approach to managing business drivers, and his ability to align resources to achieve results and deliver shareholder value.”
Meanwhile, REV Group also announced that Kent Tyler will re-join the company as fire division president, replacing Dan Peters. Kent will oversee all the fire brands including E-ONE, KME, Ferrara, Spartan, Smeal and Ladder Tower. Kent will be based in Ocala, Fla., home of E-ONE.