Ocala, FL (May 24, 2012) - E-ONE, Inc., a market-leading manufacturer of first responder apparatus, has appointed Kent Tyler as president and CEO. Tyler replaces Peter Guile, who was appointed CEO of Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), the parent company of E-ONE, in January. Tyler, 45, most recently served as president of Collins Bus Corporation, also an ASV portfolio company and leader of Type-A school bus production throughout North America. Tyler will continue to lead Collins Bus for the immediate future alongside his new responsibilities at E-ONE.
“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Kent Tyler as leader for E-ONE. He has an ideal background for E-ONE sharing our passion for quality, innovation and superior customer service,” Guile said. “Kent has a proven track record in developing employees and dealers, implementing operational excellence and delivering significant growth.”
Tyler has more than 14 years of experience in the specialty vehicle manufacturing industry, having joined Collins Industries in 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree from Missouri State University. Tyler and his family will relocate to the Ocala, FL, area.
“I’m extremely excited to join E-ONE. Peter and the E-ONE team have done an outstanding job of establishing E-ONE as the preferred choice for apparatus,” stated Tyler. “I look forward to working throughout the entire organization to develop innovative first responder apparatus and serve our nations heroes.”
E-ONE engineers and manufactures mission-critical vehicles including custom and commercial pumpers tankers, Water Master vacuum tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, command and communication apparatus, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. The company sells its products world-wide and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer. For more information, visit www.E-ONE.com.
Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), Orlando FL, is a $1 billion revenue, privately held company comprised of industry leading brands in Fire & Emergency, Recreation & Commercial specialty vehicle segments. For more information, visit us at www.alliedsv.com.