Former Palfinger Ratcliff MD appointed as new Mobility Networks Group Managing Director | Passenger Lift Services

Former Palfinger Ratcliff MD appointed as new Mobility Networks Group Managing Director

Mobility Networks, the international specialist in access solutions for wheelchair accessible vehicles, is delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne Harmer as its new Group Managing Director.

16 January, 2017

Mobility Networks is the global ‘one stop shop’ supplier for wheelchair lifts, ramps and other wide-ranging accessibility products for the PCV and WAV sectors. Led by successful CEO, Mike Simmonds, this trusted international network provides a single source for all the latest accessible transport innovations from around the world. As the Mobility Networks Group continues to expand its manufacturing facilities, global territories and product portfolio, Wayne Harmer has been appointed as new Group Managing Director to strategically direct many aspects of the business under Mike’s leadership. Wayne brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience to Mobility Networks so that operations, finance, systems and coordination between group companies can be managed more effectively. This will allow Mike to focus on business development with the reassurance that Mobility Networks’ customers will continue to receive a superior level of service.

Wayne has fulfilled senior management positions within the manufacturing and engineering sector for over 10 years. Operating on a global level in the UK, Brazil and Austria for Palfinger Ratcliff (now known as Palfinger Tail Lifts), he has successfully led two turnarounds, via a restructuring and continually improving and optimising business performance through people and processes. His impressive business acumen and extensive expertise in commercial and passenger vehicle lifts will now be leveraged within the Mobility Networks Group. His clear vision for strategic development and business success will result in multiple benefits for trade customers and end users.

Mike Simmonds comments: “I am delighted to welcome Wayne into the Mobility Networks Group, as new Group Managing Director and Shareholder. Wayne is indeed a respected heavy-weight within the global accessible vehicle lift market and I believe he will add considerable value to our operations. His appointment perfectly suits our plans for the future and his business ethos reiterates the Mobility Networks mission – to deliver vehicle access through innovation.”

Wayne adds: “I am delighted to join a team that demonstrates real passion for the products and services that we provide to our customers. I am also excited by the opportunities that lie ahead. As I am confident that our integrity, ambition and determination combined with industry leading know how places us in a strong position to develop a global network that consistently fulfils the expectations of our customers. Our ability to adapt and deliver innovative vehicle access solutions to local customers and a global market will ensure that we strive to deliver real value.

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The Mobility Networks Group

Established in 2014 with worldwide headquarters in Kent, UK, Mobility Networks is the leading multi-national specialist in accessible vehicle solutions. It provides a single source for all the latest innovations in vehicle access solutions from across the world. With a portfolio that is continually expanding, its products currently include vehicle access lifts, ramps, hatches, door opening systems and wheelchair accessible vehicle, lowered floor conversion kits.

Mobility Networks combines global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a world-class service. Its multi-lingual team is fully committed to resolving the needs of vehicle specifiers, bus and coach convertors and transport operators. This ensures all aspects of worldwide accessibility, safety and legislative conformity are met now and in the future. Mobility Networks’ pioneering products are synonymous with quality and reliability and are further enhanced by a holistic support programme that provides proven design consultancy, installation and servicing.

Issued on behalf of:
Mike Simmonds, CEO
Mobility Networks (Holdings) Ltd.
12 Estuary View Business Park
Whitstable, Kent. CT5 3SE
United Kingdom

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Gill Prates
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Mobility Networks
Office: +44(0) 1227 505022 | Fax: +44(0) 1227 505023
12 Estuary View Business Park
Kent, CT5 3SE
United Kingdom


Mike Simmonds CEO welcomes Wayne Harmer into the Mobility Networks Group as its new Group Managing Director.