Amigo Mobility - Who We Are

Al Thieme, Chairman & Founder

Al Thieme founded Amigo Mobility International, Inc. in 1968 with the invention of the first power-operated vehicle (POV)/scooter. The device was named the Amigo for being such a friend to people with disabilities, and the mobility POV/scooter industry was born. Running his own business as a plumbing and heating contractor at the time, Al has received the best education possible -- through hands-on experience and hard work. From a plumber to National Small Businessman of the Year, he is a true American success story. His tireless drive to improve the lives of customers inspires others to find a better way. In May of 2012, the Thiemes were named Michigan Manufacturer of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturer's Association. In November 2012, Al was honored with the Dr. Samuel H. Shaheen Vision of Free Enterprise Award from the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce. 

 

Beth Thieme, CEO

In 1975, Beth Thieme joined Amigo Mobility and has had a role in nearly every department, from purchasing to sales. While running the company with her husband Al, Beth oversees commercial sales and has significantly increased sales in the past five years. Her passion for Amigo and the community keeps her very active. Beth serves on the Executive Council for the Saginaw Valley State University College of Business & Management. In 2009, Beth also received the Top Women in Grocery award. In May of 2012, Amigo was named Michigan Manufacturer of the Year by the Michigan Manfuacturer's Association and Michigan's 2014 list of 50 Companies to Watch.

 

 

News Flash

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Friendly Wheels, Issue 123

August 2018

 

Amigo owners often share inspiring stories. From overcoming a mobility challenge to figuring out innovative ways to go to new places to helping people in their communities, the experiences they share never cease to amaze us.

In this edition of Friendly Wheels, we get to meet Shannon DeWall, JD, an attorney, wife, mother and community volunteer in metro Detroit. Learn more about her story below.

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

Friendly Wheels, Issue 122

July 2018

In a time of crisis, it may be reassuring to know that there is another family that's experienced a similar situation: the Shepherds. James Shepherd and his mother founded the Shepherd Center, a not-for-profit hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia specializing spinal cord injury rehabilitation, in 1975 in response to an accident James endured as a young man. Learn more about his family's inspiring story.

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

Friendly Wheels, Issue 121

June 2018

Carrie Rostollan, a longtime member of the Amigo family, recently visited our Bridgeport facility for the Amigo Mobility Center open house. She shared with us some of her upcoming summer plans and entertained us with her magic tricks! Discover more about Carrie's 'magical' adventures.

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