Marion Body Works, a fire and emergency apparatus manufacturer, has announced the hiring of Kevin Ignacio as director of business development.

Ignacio, son of Marion President & CEO Curt Ignacio, joins the family-owned business after years of involvement with Marion as a member of the board of directors and past finance and operations intern.

In this role, Ignacio will be an integral part in moving Marion Body Works forward and ensuring continued execution of its strategic plan. Ignacio will have key accounts transitioned to his management and will be involved in cultivating new customers. His impact will be felt across all product lines and business practices at Marion.

Ignacio graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in both finance and sports management. Upon graduating, he was in sales with Techtronic Industries, a multinational power tool conglomerate in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving into the finance industry where he held various roles in the corporate treasury and CFO Group of Ally Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Marion Body Works is a family-owned and operated company. Ignacio’s employment represents the third generation of family involvement in the business, Curt Ignacio said.

“We are incredibly excited about the addition of Kevin to the already strong team we have in place,” he said. “He brings a dynamic skill set and new perspectives that will help ensure Marion’s continued growth. A third-generation family member, his presence demonstrates the family’s commitment to Marion Body Works for the long term.”