Scott Forst is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AAMP Global, responsible for leading AAMP’s global team. As CEO, Scott oversees the organization’s organic growth strategy through channel expansion and new product development, and leads AAMP’s acquisition strategy and merger processes. Prior to becoming CEO, Scott served as President of Americas. He came to AAMP from Generations Brands, a global supplier of Decorative Lighting and Ceiling fans, where he served as the Vice President of Sales for the Feiss Lighting and Monte Carlo Fan division. Prior to Generation Brands Scott served in management, sales and marketing roles at Hunter Fan Company working for both Hunter Fan Company and Casablanca Fan Company. He received his bachelors degree from Florida State University. He spends his free time with his wife Hillary, his son Hudson and daughter Beatrice.
Herb Brown, President, North America, has over 31 years of experience in the vehicle entertainment industry; 29 of them with AAMP.
He began his career with AAMP in 1992 with a dynamic goal of making sure every customer fully understood and experienced the value of high-level service as well as industry leading products. Herb received top sales awards as a sales associate and was promoted to National Sales Manager before being named Vice President of Sales. In his current role, he overseas the Sales, Marketing and Product Development functions of the Americas.
Herb is an experienced industry professional that pushes his team to permeate the AAMP brand across all sales channels with a strong foundational belief in relationship selling. He and his wife’s free time is mostly spent at high School Baseball, Football, or Golf matches watching their two sons compete. He is also an umpire instructor for high school and Little League baseball.
With more than ten years managing the financial reports at AAMP, Steve has shown the energy, enthusiasm and complete dedication that has helped AAMP grow from a family-owned small company to the powerhouse company it has now become.
In his over twenty years of financial management experience, Steve has become known for being a conscientious and goals-oriented team player. He settles for nothing short of excellence in all that he does, and his staff recognizes that as a model. Steve is constantly looking for ways to enhance productivity and to generate a sense of initiative in those around him. He truly works to implement positive change on a daily basis.
Prior to AAMP, Steve managed financial operations at several companies including Metlife and American Express. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.
When Steve is not at AAMP, he is often spending time with his wonderful family including his wife and two energetic daughters. They enjoy sailing, museums, and adventure vacations. One of his Steve’s life goals is to visit every single one of America’s National Parks. With just the Everglades, Mount Rainier and Glacier Bay parks under his belt, Steve has a long way to go.
Since joining his first Car Audio and Electronics company in 1982, John has been passionate about in-car electronics. Joining Armour in 2005 as Operations Director his responsibilities included all aspects of Purchasing, Warehousing, Logistics and Manufacturing. In 2015, John took on the expanded role of Global Operations Director, where he oversees logistics, operations and purchasing globally. Prior to joining AAMP, John has held various leadership positions in sales and operations within the mobile electronics industry. Today he manages the European Operation for AAMP Global.
A father to four children, two who have flown the nest currently advancing their careers in IT and Journalism and two are still at home. Being a family of animal lovers he has a Dog, 4 Rabbits, 5 Rats and a tank full of Tropical Fish. In his spare time John can be found spending time with his family on bike rides, horse riding, swimming, walking and playing board games, or enjoying his personal hobby, Flying RC Helicopters.
EVP / GM
As GM/EVP of Retail, Marie oversees the P&L for all retail channels (dealer, mass, eComm, and distributor). Driving growth from product development, marketing and advertising, and ensuring service levels are maintained through the technical support team.
A BA in English and an MBA in Marketing, speaker, brand builder, and tech addict, she started her career at AAMP running global marketing as CMO. Her previous life was in CPG where she served as Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives at Catalina. Kicking off her career in the interactive advertising world, with the last gig being the Director of Marketing for the multi-billion dollar AOL. In her spare time she enjoys long walks to the Starbucks line, purging stress on the yoga mat, throwing up heavy weights, binge watching crime documentaries on Netflix and raising the 4 most awesome minions.
EVP / GM Commercial Division
Brad Chapple is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Commercial/Fleet Division of AAMP Global, a global manufacturer of vehicle technology. His division focuses on the design, manufacturing, and development of technology solutions that result in safer and more efficient Commercial and Fleet lines. He has built a team, comprised of engineers, product managers, sales and marketing, to strategically position his division as a leader in the Fleet and Commercial industry.
Prior to AAMP Global, Brad was co-founder, CEO and President of Intraphex, a company that specialized in the development and manufacturing of in-vehicle safety and infotainment technology. Intraphex grew quickly and was acquired by AAMP Global in 2013.
Brad earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
In his spare time, Brad likes to spend time with his family, attend his children’s sporting events, travel, or enjoy his own personal hobby, flying general aviation airplanes.
Global Director Human Resources
Katie Schwartz is AAMP’s Global Human Resources Director, where she is responsible to AAMP’s most resource, humans! Katie oversees culture, talent acquisition, benefits administration, and HR compliance. Katie is certified through the Society of Human Resources with her SHRM-CP certification and classifies herself as a “nerd for all things HR!” She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of South Florida, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Georgetown University, and a former AmeriCorps VISTA. When she is not traveling the world, you can find her baking sugary sweets to share, hiking with her four-legged puppy pal Paisley, or watching college football – Go Bulls!
Andy Simner, Aftermarket Director for AAMP Europe, has spent 25 years in the 12V industry. Over those years, he has held various roles, including operations, finance and engineering before finding his niche in Sales. In September 2000, he was involved in the creation of Connects2 and as Sales Director, he was responsible for all worldwide sales and development, helping to grow the ‘fledgling start up’ into a global brand in integration.
After the acquisition by AAMP Global, Andy started his current role where he is responsible for the growth of the aftermarket business; his role includes sales and product development of AAMP Europe’s aftermarket products.
Andy is married to Sarah and they have 3 children, Isaac, Henry and Heidi. In his spare time, Andy can be found on the side-lines at his sons’ football matches, gardening, walking their dog and when time allows perusing antiques.
Don Tolson, Finance Director of AAMP Europe, has spent over 20 years in senior finance roles, across a range of industries. Don joined Armour Automotive (now AAMP Europe) in 2004 as the Finance Director responsible for Finance, Administration, HR and IT in the UK and the Nordics. Don has significant experience and knowledge in management and financial reporting, information technology, accounting, finance, capital management and HR.
Prior to joining Armour, Don was the Finance Director for Palmers Ltd, a scaffolding and specialist coatings company, mainly operating in the petrochemical, oil and power sectors. Palmers is a subsidiary of the German industrial giant Thyssen Krupp, which owns more than 650 companies across the world. In this role, Don also had operational responsibility for a number of the business units.
Don started his career at Selwood Ltd, a manufacturing and plant hire company, owned at the time by the British multinational industrial conglomerate and FTSE100 company BTR. The culture at Selwood was of strong financial management and the accounting teams were core to this ethos, being involved across all aspect of the business. This gave Don an excellent grounding and training of business KPI’s at an early age.
Don is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, he studied at the University of Southampton, completing his professional exams in 1991.
Don is married to Clare and has 3 children and in his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, scuba diving and hiking and led a team of Armour colleagues on the 3 peaks challenge, which involves climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales are climbed in a 24 hour period.
When time allows Don also likes to go for a fast blast on his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.
Julie Julian, brings a extensive amount of experience and passion to her role of Director of Purchasing. She has been serving AAMP Global for the past 22 years and is equipped with a substantial knowledge of customer care & supply chain management. Motivated and inspired by the drive to deliver the highest caliber of solutions to AAMP’s retail partners, she leads her team with a focus on quality, efficiency, with a focus on bolstering profitability for retailers. An avid seeker of knowledge, she is always in quest of ways to learn new things about the industry with an aim to grow as a professional. Gifted with a remarkable set of leadership skills, Julie’s primary objective is to work on the self-development of the team members with an aim to assist them in unveiling their true potential. As a leader, Julie believes in leading by example and is always on the lookout for an opportunity to create a better example for the team members to follow. Besides this, Julie is a proud mother of a 5 years old girl Isabella and is married to a wonderful man name Ryan. She greatly cherishes spending time with the family and loves to hit the road in the RV (of course enhanced with AAMP solutions!).
Research & Development
Chad Bohlmann, Vice President of Research & Development at AAMP Global, oversees the engineering team and is responsible for building the long-term technology roadmap globally and expanding our hardware and software capabilities. Chad joins us from Arity, where he was the Director of Sensor Technology, overseeing the development of their telematics hardware and software platforms in the insurance market. He brings 25 years of engineering experience, including building engineering teams and developing engineering talent. Chad has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Valparaiso University and earned a law degree with a concentration in Intellectual Property while working full time. Chad and his wife, Heidi, have been married for 21 years and their three boys are in College, High School, and Middle School. Chad likes to be outside hiking and camping and enjoys brewing his own beer.