MobilityGroup.com is right for you.  Let us show you our industry leadership credentials and business philosophies so that you can see for yourself.

 

John Quandt, co-founder

 John has been working in the transportation and mobility industries for thirty years.  He was introduced to the industry by the school bus business in 1970’s Boston, as Operations Manager for a company transporting special needs children.  John also spent two years managing the transportation contract for the desegregation of the Boston Public Schools with the responsibility for transporting 14,000 students per day.  In the late 70’s and early 80’s, he worked with JSC, Inc. to build New England Wheels, Inc.  In the mid 80’s, John moved to Connecticut and joined Target Industries, then one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of lifts and driving systems, as the National Sales Manager from 1983-1988.  Teaming again with New England Wheels, John became the President of New England Wheels West, Inc. in 1988 and has served as the President of Advanced Wheels of Technology, Inc.(AWT) since 1996.  John has served on the NMEDA Board of Directors for ten years, including four years as President, four as Secretary, and two as Past President.  John’s company, AWT, is a full line, QAP certified, mobility dealership serving Connecticut from the office in Hartford County.  Their product lines include both personal use and commercial use vehicles.
John’s dedication to and passion for the industry is the reason for his founding involvement in MobilityGroup.com. 

Our mission is simple:  “Bring the best value and products together with extraordinary levels of service and integrity; to our family of customers.”
“For the past three years I have seen changes in the industry that have deeply concerned me. Mergers and acquisitions among mobility equipment manufacturers and suppliers are the primary reasons.  These activities are resulting in higher prices and lower levels of service for Mobility customers.  To fulfill our mission, Mobility dealers are uniting to aggregate buying power, and share best business practices, so as to preserve the personal levels of service and fair prices our customers deserve. Road test us.  We won’t let you down.

 

Peter Ruprecht, co-founder

Peter Ruprecht, is President and Principal of Drive-Master, Inc.  In that capacity he has worked tirelessly to continue the legacy of his late father, Alan, who founded Drive-Master in 1954 in the early days of handicapped driving aides.

This family operated business is a supplier to over 500 national and international resellers of driving aides and vehicles.  From their Fairfield, NJ factory they design, manufacture and install adaptive driving aides, modify vehicles, and sell their products to a long list of satisfied clients. 
Peter is an active leader of the National Mobility Dealers Association,  a founder of the Adaptive Vehicle Association and is active in areas of industry safety standards and government regulation.  Because of Peter's style, Drive-Master is recognized throughout the industry as a quality operation with a big heart.
Like John Quandt,  Peter has seen change come to the mobility industry.  As Peter says, "Change can be good, but good change is better. The improvements in product performance brought on by new materials and  technology are only as good as the heart of the organization that uses what we have created to make improvements in peoples lives. That means we have to always move the bar higher while providing safe, convenient and dependable products backed by great service departments.  Mobility Group gives clients access to a full menu of products at good prices and the high service standards to keep them coming back."