Philips named Executive VP at First Priority Group (FPG)
FLANDERS- March 13, 2019
- First Priority Group, LLC,
a diversified manufacturer, dealer, up-fitter and service provider of emergency and specialty vehicles today announced it is pleased to welcome Jim Philips to its management team as Executive Vice President.
Mr. Philips has a 30-year history of leadership positions in EMS, nationwide emergency vehicle sales, manufacturing and fleet management with a primary focus on ambulances. An EMT since 1983, Philips most recently served as Vice President, Fleet Resources for American Medical Response (AMR), with broad responsibility for their fleet assets of approximately 7,500 vehicles.
“Jim has designed, bought and sold thousands of ambulances in addition to managing the country’s largest ambulance fleet. He is incredibly well versed in all aspects of our diversified product offerings and I am extremely excited to have him join us as we continue to grow and evolve as a company” said Alex Cherepakhov, CEO of First Priority Group.
Mr. Philips added "My career-long passion for emergency and specialty vehicles -- and for the first responders that use them -- is alive and well at FPG. I'm proud to bring my ideas, experience and vision home to this growing enterprise."
About First Priority Group
First Priority Group is a diversified manufacturer, dealer, up-fitter and service provider of emergency and specialty vehicles. The company is a market leader in its four Divisions - EMS, Fire, Conversions and Clean Transportation Solutions. Established over 20 years ago, First Priority's range of expertise encompasses design, manufacturing, service, fleet management and infrastructure installation to provide end-users with comprehensive one- stop solutions across their specialty vehicle needs. In addition to manufacturing its own specialty emergency vehicles, First Priority Group is proud to be a distributor for Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, KME Fire Apparatus, Trans Tech and The Lion Electric Co. electric school buses.
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