Gary Kennon, president of the Madison, IN-based based Vehicle Service Group (VSG), has been promoted to executive vice president of the Dover Engineered Systems Group (DES) as part of a business restructuring announced by VSG’s parent company, Dover. In his new role, Kennon oversees five Dover operating companies and is responsible for the segment’s operational and supply chain programs.
Dover realigned its businesses into a new segment structure organized around its key end markets. VSG is part of the DES segment, which is comprised of companies that design, manufacture, and service critical equipment and components serving the printing and identification, transportation, waste handling, and industrial end markets.
Kennon’s promotion will eventually take him to Dover headquarters in Downers’ Grove, IL. Dover has begun a search to replace him. Kennon will continue to support VSG until a new president is appointed.
Kennon led the formation of VSG in 2009 by bringing together Rotary Lift Consolidated with sister Dover company Chief Automotive Technologies. Under his leadership, VSG has grown from being solely a lift supplier in a predominantly North American market to having a global presence in the vehicle service equipment market with a portfolio of brands offering lifts, collision repair equipment, air compressors and welders.
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