REV Group, Inc., announced the promotion of Brian Stout to Vice President and General Manager of Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC, effective immediately.
Stout has worked in various operational roles at Midwest Automotive Designs for the past 10 years, serving as the director of operations for the last three years. He will report to Mike Lanciotti, President, REV Recreation Segment.
Based in Elkhart, Indiana, Midwest Automotive Designs introduced the Sprinter luxury van in 2001 and is now one of the most respected names in Sprinter Van custom conversions, known for quality, performance, and safety engineering, REV Group says.
Since joining Midwest Automotive Designs in 2012, Stout has overseen four plant relocations while ensuring minimum downtime and a quick production ramp up in the new facilities. As director of operations, Stout has helped to increase production from five vans per week to highs of 40 vans per week, REV Group says.
“Brian has been integral to Midwest’s growth, helping to increase production levels and identifying opportunities for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness,” said Mike Lanciotti, president, REV Recreation Segment. “His tremendous impact on the success of the business made him the ideal candidate to assume the leadership role, and we look forward to what he achieves as the VP/GM of Midwest Automotive Designs.”
Stout holds an Associate Degree in Business Management from Southwestern Michigan College and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.