MobilityWorks Names New CEO
Bryan Everett will take the reins as company founder Bill Koeblitz takes on a new role as Chairman of the Board.
- By David Kopf
- Aug 06, 2020
Wheelchair accessibility vehicle (WAV) company MobilityWorks has named Bryan Everett as its new CEO, succeeding Bill Koeblitz, who served as CEO since he founded the business in 1997.
Koeblitz will become Chairman of the company’s board, providing counsel and guidance to MobilityWorks’ leadership and supporting the ongoing successful execution of MobilityWorks’ long-term strategic plan.
Everett brings longer than 20 years of executive leadership experience at various companies. Most recently, he served as the COO of well-known Rite Aid Corp., a $22 billion healthcare industry retailer with more than 2,400 locations.
“I am excited to join the MobilityWorks organization and honored to work alongside the team to deliver on our mission to improve the quality of life for our clients,” Everett said. “I look forward to building on MobilityWorks’ strong market position as the largest provider of WAVs in the country, expanding our solution offering for our clients, and providing the best career experiences for our team members.”
After founding MobilityWorks in 1997, Koeblitz expanded the company with his late partner, Taylor Clark, over the next 20 years. Flexpoint Ford, a Chicago-based healthcare and financial services private equity firm, invested in the business in 2018. Since then, the number of MobilityWorks locations has grown from 73 to 93 through new store openings and acquisitions.
“When Flexpoint invested in our company, I knew they were the right partner to help support MobilityWorks’ strategic growth plan while working collaboratively with me to recruit the next leader for the business,” Koeblitz added. “Their focus on partnership with company founders made it possible to accomplish both goals simultaneously, and I couldn’t be more excited about the next chapter of growth under Bryan’s leadership. I look forward to continuing to support MobilityWorks and furthering the company’s mission in my new role as Chairman.”
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.