VP of Operations
Jay comes to us after over 20 years on Manufacturing expertise with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Drexel University. He is a Lean/Six Sigma coach and mentor and will champion efficiency and accountability throughout the organization. He has deep experience with operational challenges of multi plant multi cultural organizations and we are excited to see significant and positive changes that will positively effect the team members, product quality and customers alike.
Ken joined First Priority in 2013, bringing over 25 years of experience in emergency vehicle design, manufacturing, and maintenance. Ken serves as production manager for First Priority’s Conversions, Light Rescue, Fleet Vehicle, and Custom Cabinet product lines in the Flanders, NJ facility. Prior to joining First Priority, Ken worked for Odyssey Automotive Specialty in various roles including operations supervisor and production manager. Ken also served two years as Fleet Manager for Jersey City Medical Center where he was responsible for all aspects of the emergency vehicle fleet in New Jersey’s busiest EMS system.
Director of Conversion Sales
Tony joined First Priority in 2018, bringing over 40 years of experience in emergency vehicle manufacturing. Tony serves as Director of Sales for First Priority Emergency Vehicle’s Conversion Division after many years of serving as President of Sales of American Module of Body and Ranger Fire Apparatus. Previously, Testa held positions building and selling aluminum bodies for the fire, rescue and ambulance industries. Testa will not only focus on expanding the company's territories, but also bolster the company's product line. Tony earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and has a 2 year degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Strategic Account Manager
Adam joined First Priority after a 15 year career at Odyssey Automotive Specialty, where he acquired skills in direct sales, marketing, and technical support. He is a versatile and accomplished professional with a proven and time-tested record of transforming complex technical challenges into business growth solutions for driving operational efficiency, accelerating sales growth, and strengthening market position. Adam is a consummate customer relationship manager with a reputation for instilling confidence, credibility, and trust with the most demanding clients to ensure long-term and highly profitable business relationships. Adam graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a BA degree in Communications.
Strategic Account Manager
Nate joins us after 17 years at Warnock Fleet/ Beyer Fleet where he served as District Sales Manager covering a large multi-state territory, focused on State and local, police and emergency vehicles. He also spent two years at Odyssey Specialty Vehicles where he honed his knowledge in Specialty and Commercial vehicles. Nate’s goal is to develop and sustain a long-term strategic customer relationship for mutual growth, profitability, trust, loyalty, and innovation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance and minor in Economics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Vogl, Sr.
Senior Vice President
Eric has over 30 years of Emergency Vehicles Sales and Manufacturing Experience. He is directly responsible for sales of over 3,500 emergency vehicles and has overseen the sale of over 20,000 of the same over that period. Eric has worked with industry leaders, including Demers Ambulance, Braun Industries and Medix. Eric has extensive emergency vehicle manufacturing experience, specifically in ambulance remounts. He has achieved Ford Quality Vehicle Manufacturer status for several manufacturers and is currently working on this certification for First Priority.
Vice President of EMS Division
With over 30 years in emergency services, Ken has diverse experience in both emergency medical services and firefighting. Ken is responsible for sales and product management activities of major product lines for regional distributor of ambulances and specialty vehicles. Under Ken’s leadership, the EMS sales team has opened new markets, and improved new product development. The EMS division has consistently been named “Dealer of the Year” by a number of our manufacturing partners during Ken’s tenure as division manager. Ken earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University.
Production Manager: Manchester Facility
Jay joined First Priority in 2014 as production manager in the Manchester, NJ facility. Jay serves as overall production manager, with particular focus on First Priority’s ambulance remount line. Prior to that, Jay worked at PL Custom for 26 years, most recently responsible as supervisor of their ambulance production line. At PL Custom, Jay was the Rescue 1 Fire Apparatus brand supervisor responsible for new rescue fire trucks, tool mounting, quality control and deliveries. Jay was also PL Custom’s metal shop supervisor responsible for quality and quantity of ambulance modules being built. Jay served in the US Navy and is a certified welder.
Production Manager: Jefferson Facility
Tammy joined First Priority over a year ago as Operations Manager for the Jefferson, North Carolina facility. She comes from a seven-year career with Lowes Hardware where her management skills were honed before arriving at First Priority. Tammy successfully completed many senior-level and professional courses, managed finances, supervised payroll, and assisted in managing operations. Tammy’s skills of building and developing a professional and talented sales organization provided the desired customer experience while also maximizing sales, margin, close rates, and average ticket. This experience and skills set has enabled Tammy to aid in the production growth of First Priority. Tammy manages an excellent team that she has trained and supervised to increase production as well a remain dedicated and loyal to the company.
Vice President- Fire Apparatus Sales
Skip has served 25 years for the Camden City Fire Department and retired after serving as a Deputy Chief, 2nd in command for his last ten years of service. Skip joined First Priority in 2010 as Sales Manager for the Fire Division. He has been selling fire apparatus for over 31 years, 28 of which have been selling KME Fire Apparatus. First Priority Emergency Vehicle’s Fire Division has continually performed to a high level having been awarded by KME Fire for the top dealer and two third place awards over the last five years. Skip earned his Bachelor’s in Fire Service Management from the University of Maryland.
Chris joined First Priority after working for VCI Emergency Vehicles for 13 years as the Purchasing Agent for its multiple facilities. Chris acquired skills in adapting to a fast pace work enviornement and thinks quickly on his feet. Prior to VCI Emergency Vehicles, Chris worked for Holman Ford in Kenworth in their parts department. Chris gained valuable experience working with Ford and Chevy OEM products.