REV Specialty Vehicles Appoints Collis Heath VP and GM of Holden (LA) Facility
Collis Heath

HOLDEN, Louisiana (March 20, 2024) – REV Specialty Vehicles Segment, which includes fire apparatus manufacturing subsidiaries, is proud to announce Collis Heath has been named vice president and general manager for the Holden facility, where Ferraraand KME® fire apparatus are designed and manufactured. Heath reports to Mike Virnig, president, REV Specialty Vehicles Segment.

Heath has previous experience as director of operations for Watts Water Technologies and held the positions of COO and vice president of supply chain and operations for Pro-Vigil Surveillance Services, part of The Riverside Company. In addition, Heath held senior manufacturing and supply chain leadership roles with Foxconn, Sony, General Electric, Be Green Packaging and Avigilon.

“Collis is a versatile and transformational leader with a proven record in rapid growth initiatives ensuring measurable improvements in productivity, quality and customer satisfaction while reducing costs,” said Mike Virnig, president, REV Specialty Vehicles Segment. “We believe his experience and history of operational success make him an ideal leader for the Holden facility, to continue to grow the Ferrara and KME brands.”

Heath has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing certifications as well as extensive professional development training with Dale Carnegie and General Electric.


About Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Ferrara, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG), builds custom, heavy-duty fire apparatus for municipal and industrial fire departments. Located in Holden, Louisiana, Ferrara is focused on protecting firefighting personnel with a custom chassis line and extruded aluminum body that exceeds NFPA and industry safety requirements. For over 30 years, Ferrara has led performance standards by delivering custom-engineered fire trucks that provide maximum response capabilities.

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About Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.

KME, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG), has been in operation since 1946 and custom manufactures a wide range of fire apparatus for municipal, federal, and wildland/urban interface markets across the U.S. KME specializes in steel aerials with a ‘best in class’ steel structural safety factor of 2.5 to 1 and Severe Service chassis with over a million miles of real world testing at some of the largest fire departments in the U.S. KME is dedicated to engineering products that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual fire department.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through two segments: Specialty Vehicles and Recreational Vehicles. The Specialty Vehicles Segment provides customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances and fire apparatus) and commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers). REV Group’s Recreational Vehicles Segment manufactures a variety of RVs from Class B vans to Class A motorhomes. REV Group’s portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG



Collis Heath has previous experience as director of operations for Watts Water Technologies.

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