MobilityWorks, a provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles, appoints Bryan Everett its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Bill Koeblitz, who has served as CEO of the company since he founded the business in 1997.

Koeblitz will transition to 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.

Bryan Everett brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to the position, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid Corporation, according to a news release.

“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. 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.” 

— Bryan Everett, new CEO of MobilityWorks

Bill Koeblitz founded MobilityWorks in 1997 and built the company with his late partner, Taylor Clark, over the next 20 years into an industry-leading business. Flexpoint Ford, a Chicago-based healthcare and financial services focused private equity firm, invested in the business in 2018. The company has continued to grow following Flexpoint’s investment, increasing the number of MobilityWorks locations from 73 to 93 through new store openings and acquisitions over the past 2 years. 

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“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. 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.”

— Bill Koeblitz, Chairman of the Board

[Source(s): MobilityWorks, PR Newswire]