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Ambulance Manufacturer Announces Vice President Commercial, U.S. Division

September 28, 2022 – Van Wert, Ohio: Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles (DBCM) is pleased to announce the addition of Kerri Walker to its executive leadership team as Vice President Commercial, U.S. division. A new role for the U.S. organization, Walker will oversee Product Management, Sales, Marketing, and After Market Services.

With 25 years in commercial and consumer markets, Walker brings robust expertise in various sectors including manufacturing and automotive. Walker most recently served as Vice President, Marketing for Truck Accessories Group, Inc. where she refocused the organization on consumer outreach and led various multi-brand strategies. She has a proven track record for increasing channel and online sales while improving overall engagement. Prior to Truck Accessories Group, Walker held progressive leadership roles with Supreme Corporation, Rinnai America, Exmark Manufacturing, Inc., and Chief Automotive Systems (a subsidiary of Dover).

“This new position is pivotal for our organization and is focused on long-term growth,” says Kim Braun, President – U.S. Division. “We are confident Kerri’s comprehensive background and transformational leadership style, paired with her customer-driven focus, will effectively advance our organization to the next levels while continuing to deliver upon our unwavering commitment to be the partner of choice for our customers, partners, and employees.

Walker’s leadership is expected to provide elevated strength in market analytics, brand strategy, product & pricing analysis, and customer journey enrichments. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Political Science.

 

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About Demers Braun Ambulance Manufacturer
Through its strong and diversified portfolio of brands – Demers, Braun, Crestline, and Medix- the Company operates eight production and service center sites across North America and employs a staff of ~1200. Each year, the combined sales position the company as the second-largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Its offering of ambulance products ranges from the price-conscious value ambulance to the highly customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers, Braun, Crestline, and Medix can help you save more lives, visit Demers-Ambulances.com, BraunAmbulances.com, CrestlineCoach.com, and MedixAmbulance.com

 

MEDIA REQUEST CONTACT INFORMATION

Vanessa Bomboir
Director Marketing, U.S.
Phone: 306-230-7723
Email: vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com

Ambulance Manufacturers Celebrate EMS Professionals Across North America

Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles are celebrating EMTs and Paramedics during National EMS Week and Paramedics Services Week.

May 12, 2022 – Van Wert, Ohio | Beloeil, Quebec: Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles will roll out the red carpet to celebrate EMTs and paramedic professionals across North America. The four ambulance brands will first observe National EMS Week in the United States from May 15-21, 2022. The following week, Demers Ambulances and Crestline Coach will observe Paramedic Services Week in Canada from May 22-28, 2022. The celebration includes daily tributes to EMS professionals, with messages of gratitude and thanks for their significant contribution and tireless work in local communities. In addition, daily prizes will be awarded and those interested in participating in the giveaway are invited to follow the ambulance brands on Facebook.

National EMS Week (U.S.)
“We are thankful for EMS practitioners year-round,” says Chad Brown, Vice President U.S. Sales (Demers-Braun-Crestline). “However, National EMS Week is a wonderful opportunity to dedicate time to publicly recognize the heroes behind emergency medical services. EMS professionals directly support the health, safety, and wellbeing of their communities. We look forward to honoring their hard work by raising awareness for their profession and hosting exciting giveaways.”

“EMS Week has a long history in the U.S.,” according to Rob Eichorst, Vice President U.S. Sales (Medix). “As a family of four brands and leaders in new ambulance sales and services, we are proud to shine a bright light on this incredible group of professionals coast to coast.”

In its 47th year, National EMS Week celebrates emergency medical services professionals from May 15-21, 2022. The annual campaign theme campaign Rising to the Challenge, from ACEP and NAEMT, was chosen to highlight how EMS professionals face overwhelming challenges and yet still rise above them. In addition, it supports and strengthens the EMS community by honoring accomplishments and increasing awareness of EMS’s critical role. Demers-Braun-Crestline-Medix invites all EMS professionals to follow the ambulance manufacturers on Facebook for a chance to win daily prizes: Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles.

Paramedic Services Week (Canada)
“As Gold Sponsors of Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, Demers and Crestline are deeply honored to celebrate our EMS community during Paramedic Services Week,” says Scott Sawatsky, Vice President Sales & Marketing Canada. “Year-round, we can’t express our thanks and gratitude enough to our frontline heroes for their enthusiastic dedication across the country. As a special tribute this year we’ve planned a week-long celebration that ties into the industry association’s theme.”

Paramedic Services Week will be observed in Canada on May 22-28, 2022. The theme this year is Faces of Paramedicine and will focus on different specialties within the Paramedic profession, with sub-themes for each day. Demers Ambulances and Crestline Coach are longtime supporters of Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and proudly sponsor the event. Demers-Crestline invites all Canadian EMS professionals to follow the ambulance manufacturers on Facebook for a chance to win daily prizes: Demers Ambulances Crestline Coach.

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About Demers Ambulances USA, Inc.
With its strong and diverse portfolio of Demers, Braun, Crestline, and Medix brands, Demers Ambulances is the second largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Demers, Braun Crestline, and Medix Specialty Vehicles offer ambulance models ranging from the economy ambulance to the highly customized specialized vehicle. To learn more about how Demers Ambulances, Braun Industries, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles can help you save more lives, visit  www.Demers-Ambulances.com,  www.BraunAmbulances.com,  www.CrestlineCoach.com, and  www.MedixAmbulance.com.

About EMS Week:
EMS Week (USA) was first observed in 1974. It was established to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in their communities. This year’s theme is Rising to the Challenge and will be observed May 15-21, 2022.

About Paramedic Services Week:
Paramedic Services Week honors the men and women of Canada’s emergency medical services. This year’s theme is Faces of Paramedicine and will be observed from May 22-28, 2022. Demers Ambulances and Crestline Coach are Gold Sponsors for the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada.

 

FOR MEDIA REQUESTS:

Vanessa Bomboir
Marketing Director, U.S.
Phone: 306-230-7723
Email: vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com

Isabelle Doyon
National Marketing Coordinator, Canada
Phone: 514-465-3100
Email: idoyon@demers-ambulances.com

Step Inside Eight New Ambulances from Demers, Braun, Crestline, & Medix at FDIC International 2022

All four brands will showcase in the Indiana Convention Center from April 28-30, 2022.

VAN WERT, OHIO – April 20, 2022 – Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles are making their way to Indianapolis, Indiana, April 25-30, 2022. The ambulance manufacturers will display eight new ambulances in booths #5638 and #5438 of the Indiana Convention Center during FDIC International and JEMS Conference & Expo. Exhibit Hall hours will be Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

“We are excited to be heading back to Indy with eight gorgeous ambulances that showcase the best of our four brands,” says Kim Braun, U.S. President. “Many of these are customer units, meaning visitors will be able to see unique customizations and other features selected for real-world application. We are proud to bring this outstanding product line-up and we look forward to connecting with customers old and new.”

Demers Ambulances

Known best for sophistication and innovation; you’ll never need to compromise with Demers Ambulances. Demers will display two customer units, the MXP 150 and MX 164. Thanks to The Villages Fire Rescue, visitors can experience the MXP 150 Type I ambulance, built for both crew comfort and occupant safety. This unit combines a rugged exterior with top-of-the-line details, like superior insulation, a spacious front cabin with a pass-through window, a large compartment ALS on the front wall, and much more. The Demers MX 164 Type III is the overall best-selling Type III ambulance in the Demers lineup and has earned the reputation as a workhorse for good reason. The design offers best-in-class safety, ergonomics, and reduced maintenance. While this model comes feature-rich, it also offers various layouts to provide ample choice for any department. Thank you to the City of Wheaton Fire Department for sharing their unit with us. For more information on Demers Ambulances, visit Demers-Ambulances.com.

Seeking an all-electric purpose-built ambulance?

It’s arrived! If you haven’t heard yet, Demers Ambulances, in partnership with Lion Electric, developed an all-electric purpose-built ambulance that is designed by paramedics, for paramedics. Now is your chance to learn more about the Demers eFX 184” ambulance in booth #5638 at the Demers informational display. The first customer ambulance is scheduled to roll out in Fall 2022 so don’t wait, schedule a time to meet with a sales representative to learn more.

Braun Ambulances

Celebrating 50 years in business, Braun Ambulances truly stands the test of time as a premier ambulance manufacturer in the Fire/EMS industry. Built for life, Braun delivers on its commitment to safety, innovation, customization, and quality craftsmanship with each truck delivered. Braun will showcase two customer units: its crown jewel, the Chief XL Type I, and the Braun Super Chief model. Courtesy of Corvallis Fire & Rescue, exhibitors can experience the 169” Chief XL module which is one of the best-known ambulances in the industry for providing ample workspace, significant storage, and top-of-the-line comfort. This model is a top choice for departments seeking quality and reliability, with countless customization options. Braun will also display the rugged Super Chief Type I ambulance, courtesy of Crown Point Fire Rescue. This heavy-duty model features a 170” module designed to carry more equipment and handle the intense demands of high call volume departments. Specific to safety and innovation, both models are compatible with Braun’s IMPACT Airbag System with RollTek™ technology, an EMS safety option now available in (4) Braun models, including the Express Plus and Liberty. Visit Braun in booth #5638 or visit BraunAmbulances.com for more information on its product lineup.

Crestline Coach

Safe, durable, and affordable, Crestline Coach lives up to its reputation through its CCL 150 product lineup. Crestline will display the popular CCL 150 Type I ambulance in booth #5638. The CCL 150 is loaded with practical standard features including aluminum cabinets, flush mount windows, and Multiplex Electrical System. Also available with 4X4, and diesel options, the CCL 150 is built to last with increased durability backed by Factory Lifetime Structural Warranty and Lifetime Paint Warranty. Not only does it meet industry safety standards (GVS V2.0 Standards and KKK-A1822F Standards), but it is constructed purposely for remount application too. Visit CCL150.com for more information on Crestline Coach.

Medix Specialty Vehicles

Best known for its value, efficiency, and effectiveness, Medix Specialty Vehicles is always ready to deliver the industry’s highest possible performance value. Located in booth #5438, Medix will showcase three customer units: MSV-II 170, a Type I and Type III, plus the MSV-II 157 Type I. The MSV-II 170 Type III ambulance, courtesy of Sumter County EMS, offers the longest Type III box of any Medix configuration. The 170” module is an excellent choice for any service application, and similarly, its Type I model also showcases a full 155″ of clearance from bulkhead cabinets to the rear doors, plus 48″ of aisle space to command your crew, roughhouse your gear, or carefully monitor a patient. Thanks to the City of Pharr for allowing us to display their unit. The third truck is an MSV-II 157 Type I from Guardian Medical Transport, and the 157” box highlights the model’s versatility for Fire, EMS, or hospital-based operations. For more information on Medix Specialty Vehicles and its products, visit MedixAmbulance.com.

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About Demers Braun Ambulance Manufacturer

Through its strong family of brands – Demers, Braun, Crestline, Medix – the Company operates six production/service sites across North America and employs over 1000 team members. The Company is the second-largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Its offering of ambulance products range from the price-conscious value ambulance to the highly-customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers, Braun, Crestline, and Medix can help you save more lives, visit Demers-Ambulances.comBraunAmbulances.comCrestlineCoach.com, and MedixAmbulance.com

MEDIA REQUEST CONTACT INFORMATION

Vanessa Bomboir
Director Marketing, U.S.
Phone: 306-230-7723 | Email: vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com

SALES CONTACT INFORMATION

Chad Brown
Vice President U.S. Sales
Demers Braun Crestline
Phone: 419-231-0543 | Email: chadb@braunambulances.com

Rob Eichorst
Vice President U.S. Sales, Medix
Phone: 574-266-0911 | Email: rob@medixambulance.com