Slawson Appointed President of Horton


Horton Emergency Vehicles, Columbus OH, a market leading manufacturer of ambulances and rescue vehicles, announced today the appointment of John Slawson as President of Horton, following the decision by Dave Lamon, the incumbent President, to ease into retirement after a successful 40-year career with Horton.

Lamon will remain involved with the business as Executive Vice President providing invaluable guidance to both Slawson and the Horton management team that only 40 years in both the ambulance industry and Horton can afford. Through Lamon’s leadership Horton is recognized as the innovator and has established the quality benchmark for the ambulance industry.

John Slawson, 46, has over 18 years experience in the specialty vehicle market with a proven track record in leadership positions, having over 7 years in the fire & emergency industry, most recently serving as President of U.S. Tanker following 5 years with Oshkosh Fire & Emergency holding leadership positions in both Pierce Manufacturing and serving as President of Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles. Slawson has an MA from Marquette University and an MBA from Loyola University Business School. Slawson and his family will relocate the Columbus, OH area.

“I am delighted to welcome John to the Horton organization and have the utmost confidence that he will ensure that Horton continues to serve our customers with industry leading innovation, quality and great customer service,” commented Dave Lamon, “I would also like to thank the Horton team, our dealers, customers, suppliers and industry friends for their friendship and support as I celebrate my 40th anniversary with Horton Ambulance.”

Horton Emergency Vehicles is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Specialty Vehicles, a $1Billion revenue privately held company, comprised of industry leading brands in Fire & Emergency, Recreation and Commercial specialty vehicle segments.

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