June 26, 2017
ECCO Safety Group Announces New European Managing Director
Vassallo will oversee offices in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, and comes to ESG with a profound insight into the United Kingdom’s (UK) bus industry. Most recently, he served as the CEO of e-Bus Division of Hybrid Kinetics Group and CEO and Executive Director of the Board of Optare Plc., one of the global leaders in the electrical bus industry in the UK. His additional previous experience includes President of Latin America Country at FPT Industrial, General manager of Irisbus Italia and Director of the Board of Temsa AS, a bus-designing and manufacturing company.
“Enrico’s vision, strategy and execution track record is exactly what ESG needs as we enter our next chapter,” said ESG CEO Doug Phillips. “We are confident that Enrico is a strong leader, and with his extensive knowledge and experience in the commercial vehicle industry, his business acumen will take ESG into the next level of growth as we capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Vassallo graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from University of Genoa and speaks fluent Italian, English, French and Portuguese.
April 24, 2017
ECCO Safety Group Announces New President of Americas
While at Warn Industries, John successfully launched new product lines for both the powersports and off-road segments. His background also includes leadership roles with E-Z-GO (Textron Specialized Vehicles) and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. While at Goodyear, John held positions in Spain, Chile and Argentina, as well as a regional role leading the consumer tire division for Latin America. During his time at Goodyear, he was responsible for product and sales management, marketing and the implementation of go-to-market strategies.
“John’s proven track record with growth and sales, as well as his experience in Latin American sales, proved to be an ideal fit for ESG,” said ESG Chief Executive Officer Doug Phillips. “John will be an integral part of the global leadership team as we look to strengthen our brand in the North and South American markets.”
He has a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance and a master’s degree in international business and speaks fluent Spanish. John will serve on the Global Leadership Team with direct responsibility for the Americas division.