Canadian Manufacturing

Canadian ambulance maker Crestline appoints new CEO

Steven Hoffrogge took reigns as of May 13, according to Saskatoon-based firm

SASKATOON, Sask.—Canadian ambulance maker Crestline Coach Ltd. has announced the appointment of industry veteran Steven Hoffrogge as CEO.

Hoffrogge took the reigns as of May 13, according to the Saskatoon-based firm.

Prior to joining Crestline, Hoffrogge was senior vice-president of business development with SMTC Manufacturing, a Toronto-based customized contract manufacturer specializing in the electronics industry.

“Crestline is one of North America’s most advanced and innovative manufacturers of custom built ambulances and emergency vehicles and a supplier of special purpose buses,” Hoffrogge said in a statement.

“I am very excited to be working with such a dedicated group of employees, supportive stakeholders and an aligned board of directors as we continue to drive operational excellence, grow and diversify our business and execute a strategy which allows us to realize our full potential.”

Interim CEO Jim Doyle has been appointed to the Crestline board of directors, the company announced.

Crestline supplies emergency vehicles to about 60 per cent of Canada’s ambulance services.

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