Allied Specialty Vehicles Names John Walsh Vice President of Sales for ASV Bus

Orlando, Fla. (Monday, June 1, 2015) – Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a leading manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced that John Walsh has been named vice president of sales for ASV Bus. Walsh will lead all sales for ASV commercial, transit and school bus companies and report directly to Kent Tyler, president of ASV Bus & Mobility Group.

 “I’m thrilled to have John Walsh on board to lead our bus sales team. John has more than 20 years of sales management experience in the bus industry under his belt and knows how to work effectively with dealers and customers,” Tyler said. “He is knowledgeable about our products, understands our sales goals and will put in a tireless effort to elevate our brands and grow our business.”

Walsh added, “ASV Bus has a diverse and very impressive vehicle product portfolio with a strong focus on quality and innovation. I am eager to begin working with Kent and the bus sales teams to focus on strengthening our relationships with strategic dealer partners and key customers accounts. We have a tremendous opportunity to quickly increase our footprint in the marketplace and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Walsh arrives from Mobility Ventures LLC (MV-1) where he has been vice president of sales and marketing since 2013. Prior to this, he was vice president of sales and marketing at ARBOC Specialty Vehicles. Previous to this, Walsh held positions of increasing responsibility at National Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc.  Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree from Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.

ASV Bus is made up of some of the industry’s leading brands – Champion Bus, Collins Bus, ElDorado National-California, ElDorado National-Kansas, Federal Coach, Goshen Coach and Krystal – that manufacture light- and medium-duty commercial buses for public transit, paratransit, airport, parking, hotel/resort, group tour, assisted living, church and university transportation markets.

For more information, contact:
Greg Nixon, Director of Marketing
Allied Specialty Vehicles
4776 New Broad Street, Suite 200,
Orlando, FL 32814
mobile (407) 616-5167

About Allied Specialty Vehicles

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) is a +$1.7 billion manufacturer of industry leading motor vehicle brands serving commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets. Within the commercial division, ASV offers a full line of buses, terminal trucks, sweepers and mobility conversion vehicles. The fire & emergency division offers a complete line of fire apparatus and ambulance vehicles. Within the recreational vehicle division, the company produces motorized RV's under several of the industry’s most iconic brands. For more information about ASV visit