Jacobs Vehicle Systems has announced the retirement of Bob Perkins after nearly 29 years of service. Perkins began his career at Jacobs in 1985 as a Product Manager.

He later joined the executive staff, and in 1998 was promoted to vice president of marketing and business development.

JVS is also pleased to announce that Steve Ernest has been appointed to VP of marketing and business development effective Dec. 24.

Ernest joined Jacobs in 1996 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and most recently in marketing. Prior to joining Jacobs, Ernest held various responsibilities in engineering at Cummins Engine Company.