New Leader Takes Reins at Vantage Mobility

Corporate leader with a consumer-focused background Mark Shaughnessy will lead both VMI and its AMS Vans division.

Wheelchair accessible vehicle manufacturer Vantage Mobility International (VMI) has tapped Mark Shaughnessy to be its new president and CEO.

Shaughnessy will fill the role previously held by Tim Barone, who spent the last 21 years serving as VMI’s CEO, chief financial officer, chief operating officer and vice-president of sales. Barone will continue on as Chairman of the Board.

“Mark is a dynamic, consumer-focused executive with an exemplary track record of leading small and large corporations to achieve greater employee cohesiveness and operational efficiencies,” Barone said.

Shaughnessy will lead Phoenix-based VMI and its dealer network, as well as its recently purchased AMS Vans division based in Atlanta, which is a direct-to-consumer operation.  

“VMI has grown into one of the pillars of the industry thanks to Tim Barone’s many years of successful leadership and I’m glad he’ll remain involved as Chairman of the Board as we look forward to growing the organization’s consumer focus to maximize returns for our customers, employees, and investors,” Shaughnessy said.

Shaughnessy’s 24-year career includes leadership positions at Mars Inc., Coca-Cola Company and Rubicon.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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