FOREST CITY, Iowa — Winnebago Industries has appointed Jamie Sorenson to the position of director of specialty vehicles.
In his new position, Sorenson is responsible for the Metro transit bus and commercial vehicle production.
Sorenson, 43, has joined Winnebago with a background in emergency vehicle services, fire supply, emergency management, custom farm field operations, sheet metal fabrication, and over-the-road trucking.
“Jamie brings a unique perspective to our bus and commercial vehicle business,” said Sott Degnan, Winnebago vice president of sales and product management.
“As owner of Emergency Vehicle Services, he has been involved in all aspects of design, sales, distribution, service and maintenance of fire apparatus,” Degnan added. “He has been a business owner and operator of a variety of business and farming operations and knows what it takes to build and maintain a successful business.”
“I am very excited about my new role as director of specialty vehicles,” said Sorenson.
Sorenson is a native of Hanlontown, Iowa, where he continues to reside with his family. He is a member and former fire chief of the Hanlontown Fire Department. He was also a former director of the Worth County Emergency Management and E911 Board and also former member of the Hanlontown City Council.
Sorenson attended Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., where he studied mechanical engineering and metallurgy, was the founding treasurer of the Society of Automotive Engineers chapter on campus, and a member and house manager of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
SOURCE: Winnebago Industries press release