Safe Fleet Appoints Mike Schulte as President

Belton, MO (March 5, 2019) – Safe Fleet, a leading supplier of fleet safety solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Schulte to the Executive Team in the role of President, effective today.

“As Safe Fleet grows it is necessary to evolve our organizational structure to support the successful execution of our strategic initiatives,” says John Knox, Safe Fleet Chairman, and CEO. “I am pleased to welcome Mike to the Executive team in this new role.”

Mike has a strong track record of growth-focused executive leadership at leading Fortune 500 brands such as General Motors and Danaher, most recently serving as the Group President of the Mechanical Products and Solutions division at Atkore International.

“It’s a privilege to join Safe Fleet during their exciting high-growth phase,” adds Mike. “I look forward to leading the continued growth and success of Safe Fleet’s thriving business units.”

Safe Fleet Solidifies Law Enforcement Position with L3 Mobile-Vision Acquisition

February 5, 2019 – Safe Fleet, a leading global provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to announce it has acquired L3 Mobile-Vision Inc. (“MOBILE-VISION”) from L3 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LLL).

MOBILE-VISION has been a leading supplier of in-car video solutions and body-worn cameras for law enforcement since 1987.  Over 1,000 state and local law enforcement agencies use MOBILE-VISION’s in-car video and digital evidence management software to improve public trust and officer safety.

“MOBILE-VISION’s diverse and broad customer base increases Safe Fleet’s presence in law enforcement and enhances Safe Fleet’s ability to provide comprehensive solutions to meet our customers’ requirements,” stated Mark Griffin, Vice President, Safe Fleet Law Enforcement.  “This acquisition further solidifies Safe Fleet’s commitment to becoming the leading supplier of video and evidence management solutions to law enforcement agencies by providing them with the most advanced technologies, products, and services available.”

With the October 2017 acquisition of COBAN Technologies, Inc. Safe Fleet established itself as the only video provider capable of providing a common integrated video platform to all first responder departments as well as all municipal fleets.  “MOBILE-VISION furthers Safe Fleet’s commitment to its customers in building out a portfolio of best-in-breed smart solutions serving as an integrated safety platform for fleets of every type,” stated John R. Knox, Chairman, President & CEO of Safe Fleet.

Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

About MOBILE-VISION

MOBILE-VISION is a leading provider of equipment and systems for law enforcement agencies to capture, manage and communicate critical information in a safe and secure manner.  Since 1987, MOBILE-VISION has been a one-stop shop for customers including in-car video, digital evidentiary video management systems, body-worn cameras, ruggedized mobile data computers, and license plate readers.  MOBILE-VISION maintains a robust intellectual property portfolio including six domestic patents, five international patents, and several pending applications.   For more information about MOBILE-VISION please visit www.mobile-vision.com.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including Bus, Rail, RV, Truck & Trailer, Work Truck, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Industrial, Construction, Agriculture, Waste/Recycling and Military. With over 1,600 employees and 14 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit www.safefleet.net. Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

About Oak Hill Capital Partners

Oak Hill is a private equity firm managing funds with ~$15 billion of initial capital commitments and co-investments since inception from leading global endowments and foundations, public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, consultants, and family offices. Over the past 30+ years, the professionals at Oak Hill and its predecessors have invested in 92 private equity transactions across broad segments of the U.S. and global economies. Oak Hill applies an industry-focused, theme-based approach to investing in the following sectors: Consumer, Retail & Distribution; Industrials; Media & Communications; and Services. Oak Hill works actively in partnership with management to implement strategic and operational initiatives to create franchise value. For more information, please visit www.oakhillcapital.com.

United to End Bullying Grant Program Opens

Safe Fleet offers $50,000 in funding to support bullying prevention and kindness initiatives for students

BELTON, MO (January 31, 2019) – Safe Fleet‘s 2019 United to End Bullying (UEB) Grant Program is open for applications on Friday, February 1st until Sunday, March 31st, 2019. School communities, transportation teams, and non-profits offering bullying prevention education, social-emotional learning, and kindness initiatives to students K-12 in Canada and the US are eligible to apply.

A total of $50,000 will be divided between the best entries, judged by a UEB Committee from twelve Safe Fleet brands across North America who actively participate in the UEB program. They raise awareness for bullying prevention through events such as the upcoming Pink Shirt Day on February 27, and reach out to schools and communities to start new conversations on bullying prevention and kindness.

United to End Bullying is Safe Fleet’s bullying prevention program. Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, with a vision to keep communities safe.

This year student leadership teams, with a teacher or counselor, are encouraged to apply for a UEB Grant. “Success rates increase when schools involve students in the brainstorming and planning of a bullying prevention or kindness initiative,” said John R. Knox, Chairman, President, and CEO of Safe Fleet.Student-led learning empowers students as leaders, increases participation, and engages peers with amplified cooperation and interest.”

The judging criteria, a list of previous grant winners’ programs, and stories of the impact these grants have made for everyone involved can be found in blog articles on UEB’s web site. To learn more about the UEB Grant Program, go to unitedtoendbullying.com/grant.

 

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail, RV, Truck & Trailer, Work Truck, Law Enforcement, Emergency, Waste, Industrial, and Military. With over 1,500 employees and 14 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit www.safefleet.net. Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

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For more information about this release, please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United to End Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366

unitedtoendbullying.com

Eric Marshall named Director of Sales for Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer

ELMHURST – January 29, 2019 – Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer announced that Eric Marshall has joined Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer as director of sales.  In this role, Mr. Marshall is responsible for leading the sales vision and strategy for the Truck & Trailer division of Safe Fleet Commercial Vehicle.  Mr. Marshall joins Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer from The Reading Group, where he was director of distributor sales.  He succeeds Chuck Carey, who left to pursue opportunities outside of the company.

Wm. Craig Bonham, vice president of Safe Fleet Commercial Vehicle, said, “As a highly respected sales leader in our industry, Eric brings a deep understanding of the diverse truck and trailer markets as well as expertise in strategic sales skills.  His strong network of relationships across the industry will be a great asset as we continue to grow our market reach.”

Eric Marshall said, “It’s a privilege to join Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer – an organization that is growing both its market reach and product portfolio.  It’s a time of great opportunity and I’m excited to take on this challenge.”

Mr. Marshall has been a leader in the truck and trailer industry for more than three decades.  His expertise lies in the thoughtful management of the intersection of company strategy, market needs, and sales talent.  He brings a deep knowledge of the truck and trailer body construction and market service applications.  Prior to The Reading Group, Mr. Marshall held a number of sales roles at America’s Body Company, Unicell Body Company, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Contests Inspire Kindness

Contests Encouraged 2,878+ Conversations on Kindness to Help End the Bullying Crisis

Safe Fleet Believes Every Action That Inspires Kindness Keeps Students Safe

BELTON, MO (January 10, 2019) – Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the winners of its United to End Bullying Program’s 2018 Be Kind Coloring and Poster Contest. Eleven prizes will be awarded to winning artists along with grants for kindness or bullying prevention initiatives at their schools.

Parents and educators submitted 2,878 entries from across North America, with many teachers saying they held contests in their schools and only submitted the winners. That means many more conversations about bullying and compassion were inspired with ongoing positive ripple effects. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries on behalf of the students.

Congratulations to the winners:

K-1 Coloring Contest: Winner – Anna, Ocean Acres Elementary School, NJ

Runner-up: Olivia, Lake Harriet Community School – Lower Campus, MN

Grades 2-3 Coloring Contest: Winner – Melanie, Chicod Elementary School, NC

Runner-up: Smith, Cooper’s Crossing School, AB

Grades 4-5 Coloring Contest: Winner – Amber, Lake Harriet Community School – Upper Campus, MN

Runner-up: Lola, Arcola School, SK

Grades 6-7 Poster Contest: Winner – Riley, Annie B. Jamieson Elementary School, BC

Runner-up: Hayden, Sparwood Secondary School, BC

Grades 8-9 Poster Contest: Winner – Rubi, Lompoc Valley Middle School, CA

Runner-up: Elda, Lompoc Valley Middle School, CA

Grades 10+ Poster Contest: Winner – Malisa, Kapolei High School, HI

Bullying affects nearly one in three students across Canada and the US, and youth suicide rates continue to rise. Now, more than ever, bullying prevention is as important as teaching the ABCs. “Providing students with the education and support to be resilient and put an end to bullying are essential in today’s schools,” said Bob Parks, Safe Fleet’s VP of Human Resources and UEB Executive Sponsor. “Teaching students that when a peer speaks up for a classmate being bullied, the bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time, is a strong defence for abusive behavior.”

Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, with a vision to keep communities safe. Safe Fleet’s family of brands and its United to End Bullying program’s contests, upcoming annual grant program, and web site support schools, families, and organizations to create safe and respectful environments. To learn more and unite to work together to end bullying, subscribe to The Ripple Effects e-newsletter at unitedtoendbullying/subscribe.

 

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail, RV, Truck & Trailer, Work Truck, Law Enforcement, Emergency, Waste, Industrial, and Military. With over 1,500 employees and 14 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit www.safefleet.net. Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

 

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For more information about this release, please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United to End Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366

unitedtoendbullying.com