New Hamburg, ON, March 27, 2017 – ARGO XTV today announced that the company has named powersports industry veteran Doug Braswell, as Vice President of Engineering, effective immediately.
The Vice President of Engineering role is a new dedicated position created by the world’s number one Xtreme Terrain Vehicle (XTV) manufacturer to spearhead the innovation and development of the next generation of ARGOs.
In his new role, Braswell assumes responsibility for ensuring the company is able to deliver on ARGO President Brad Darling’s growth plan and will spearhead the strategic direction of the company’s engineering department, in addition to overseeing a team of engineers.
Braswell brings with him more than 25 years of years of engineering, design, manufacturing and product development experience. He joins ARGO from Briggs and Stratton Corporation, where he served as Director of Innovation and Alternative Power. Braswell also has many years of experience from his time at Arctic Cat, where he served as Director of Engineering & Product Development and from John Deere where he was the Global Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
“I am thrilled to join the ARGO team at such an exciting time for the company,” Braswell commented. “ARGO has a history of pushing the boundaries of what an off road vehicle is capable of and I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to work with the team to further advance the product pipeline and unlock significant potential for developing ARGO’s next offering of world class machines for both the recreational and commercials markets.”
"Doug will play a key role in shaping ARGO XTV’s product strategy and engineering efforts to deliver on our mission to create the ultimate off road vehicle for the world’s most challenging terrain,” said Brad Darling, President of ARGO. “We are excited to welcome him as a member of ARGO’s senior leadership team and are confident his wealth of experience in the Powersports and Industrial sector will be invaluable to accelerating the development of our future product offering. I look forward to working closely with him in the years to come.”
Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, ARGO, a division of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited, provides Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) to a network of hundreds of dealers across Canada and the United States.
For 50 years, ARGO has built the most successful amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles in the world. With a multitude of applications including commercial, public sector, robotics, and personal recreation, ARGO’s will climb, crawl or swim anywhere users need to go.