E-Z-GO has appointed Ronald L. Otten as vice president, engineering. Otten has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the global agricultural, construction equipment, material handling and transportation industries across a number of disciplines, including product development, marketing, sales, financial analysis, research and development, safety, service and distribution. He joins E-Z-GO from Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., where he served as director of product development and corporate quality and led the company's engineering function.

Otten possesses expertise in both mechanical and electrical engineering and has developed numerous world-class products, including AC-driven vehicles for industrial applications.

“Ron has strong business acumen, a wealth of experience and knowledge, and a collaborative and engaging management style, but most importantly, he shares E-Z-GO's passion for customer satisfaction and quality,” said Kevin Holleran, E-Z-GO president. “Our customers will benefit from his leadership and vision as he helps to lead E-Z-GO into an exciting future.”

“I am honored to join E-Z-GO at this pivotal time in the company's history,” Otten said. “The introduction of the E-Z-GO RXV golf car not only redefines the golf car for the entire industry, but provides E-Z-GO with an unparalleled technological foundation from which to expand our vehicle offerings to meet the needs of a variety of customers and industries. I look forward to bringing my own experience and expertise to bear in leading E-Z-GO into the future.”