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NFI Group Inc. announces John Proven as the new president of NFI Parts and ARBOC

May 23, 2024
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NFI Group Inc. announces John Proven as new president of NFI Parts and ARBOC (GlobeNewswire)

WINNIPEG — NFI Group Inc., a bus and coach manufacturer involved in zero-emission electric mass mobility solutions, announces the selection of John Proven as the new President of NFI Parts and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles (ARBOC). John will start his new role on June 3, 2024, reporting directly to NFI’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Soubry. John succeeds Brian Dewsnup, who became NFI’s Chief Financial Officer on February 29, 2024.

John brings experience in global markets and leadership of geographically diverse operations in manufacturing environments. Most recently, John served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CEL Group of Companies (CEL). CEL is based in Winnipeg, and its brands Conviron and Argus Control Systems Ltd. which are involved in the design and manufacture of plant growth chambers, rooms, and environmental control systems. John joined Conviron in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. He reportedly helped in integrating Argus Controls and establishing after-market offerings to drive recurring revenue. John started his career in media and venture capital industries, including the position of Vice President, Investments for GrowthWorks Capital.

“I am proud and pleased to welcome John to NFI’s executive leadership team as we continue into our next chapter of recovery and growth. His innovative mindset and proven track-record will be critical to advancing NFI’s North American aftermarket business and our market leading low-floor cutaway and medium-duty bus offerings.” said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer, NFI Group. “John is a pillar of the Winnipeg business community, and his track-record of translating business strategy into growth and results through engaging and developing talent will be a huge asset for NFI as we continue to transform our global business.”

“I want to thank Brian Dewsnup and his team for their significant contributions to NFI Parts and ARBOC. Their efforts have truly set the stage for our continued success, making NFI Parts a more efficient and responsive organization, driving record financial results and increased offerings to customers.” Soubry added.

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance and Marketing from the University of Manitoba and obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1994.

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