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New CEO continues VMI’s mission

August 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

PHOENIX - For Kyle Norton, a former officer in the U.S. Army, twice deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Vantage Mobility International’s mission is extremely personal.  “I wanted to be part of a company that, ultimately, helped others,” said Norton. “I knew fellow veterans who relied on accessible vehicles in their daily lives, and it really resonated.”  Here’s what Norton, VMI’s new CEO, had to say about market growth and dreaded...

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MobilityWorks marks 25 years

May 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

CLEVELAND - When MobilityWorks opened its doors in 1997, choices for wheelchair accessible vehicles were limited. If you didn’t live near a dealer, you were out of luck, unless you had a very good mechanic, says Bryan Everett, CEO.  “You think back 25 years ago when we started, there really weren’t dealers that had more than one location or two,” he said. “The dealer network was really nonexistent.”   Today, MobilityWorks has more than 90 wheelchair...

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ADA to rebrand under United Access name

March 10, 2022HME News Staff

HOUSTON – Adaptive Driving Access (ADA) will rebrand its five Texas stores to United Access this month. The name change brings the total number of United Access locations in Texas to 10, making it the largest mobility dealer in the state, the companies say. “We’re changing our name, but not our passion for serving our customers,” said James Norris, ADA Pasadena’s general manager. “When you enter our stores, you’ll be greeted by the same great staff and same...

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New MobilityWorks CEO emphasizes customers, technology

September 25, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RICHFIELD, Ohio - For Bryan Everett, the new CEO of MobilityWorks, everything is personal. At his previous positions at Rite Aid and Target, his passion was the customer experience. At MobilityWorks, it's that, too, plus a mother who has MS and who will likely need a wheelchair and an accessible vehicle at some point. Here's what Everett had to say about what drew him to MobilityWorks after many years working in retail and health care for big companies, and what could be in store for MobilityWorks...

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NSM adds BraunAbility to customer education

January 6, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility now has BraunAbility kiosks in three branches as a tool for educating customers on wheelchair accessible vehicles.The partnership between the two companies, launched in October, also involves in-branch training for customer-facing NSM employees.“We view this as part of our mission to provide a 360-degree view to our clients of their mobility needs,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. “It's not just about the wheelchair. It's about the home,...

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NMEDA highlights safety with new listing

December 20, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has published an online listing of vehicle conversions that it has reviewed for compliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.The listing, available at www.nmeda.com/SafetyReviewedVehicles, helps the association's dealer members and their customers feel confident about their wheelchair accessible vehicles, says Danny Langfield, CEO of NMEDA.“The idea is, let's give manufacturers the opportunity to prove they...

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NMEDA: Check list for wheelchair accessible vehicles

October 24, 2019HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has launched an online resource designed to help people with disabilities and their caregivers make informed choices when shopping for wheelchair accessible vehicles. The resource, found at www.nmeda.org/SafetyReviewedVehicles, is a listing of vehicle conversions that have been reviewed for compliance to applicable Motor Vehicle Federal Safety Standards by NMEDA's Compliance Review Program engineers. “NMEDA is delighted to be...

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VMI gets exclusive for Mobility Networks lifts

September 5, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Vantage Mobility International, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, is now the sole provider of Mobility Networks' products sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. As part of the exclusive distributor agreement, VMI will offer Mobility Networks' products for installation on many of the most popular vehicles for both consumer and commercial applications, including the Dodge Promaster and Ford Transit full-sized vans. “Installing Mobility Networks' products...

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VMI, Numotion partner to ensure right fit

July 2, 2019HME News Staff

PHOENIX and BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Vantage Mobility International and Numotion will collaborate to increase awareness of mobility solutions under a new partnership. “This partnership with Numotion is designed to offer information, raise consumer awareness and create a total solution for our mutual customers from a single, convenient location,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO of VMI. “We believe that our customers will greatly benefit from this and ensure that their mobility solutions fit...

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VMI shuttles elite athletes for Warrior Games

June 28, 2019HME News Staff

TAMPA - Vantage Mobility International (VMI) is volunteering drivers and wheelchair accessible vehicles to serve the military community at the Department of Defense's Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla., June 21-30. For 10 days, 16 VMI employees will use seven of the company's minivans to transport dozens of active-duty service members and veteran athletes between their hotels and various competition venues around Tampa, as well as Amalie Arena for the opening and closing ceremonies. An additional two-dozen...

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