-About Us-

A young Al Thieme (pronounced tee-mee) was working as a plumbing and heating contractor in Bridgeport, Michigan in the late 1960s when a member of his family began to lose mobility due to multiple sclerosis. At that time there were limited personal mobility assistive devices. Al knew there had to be a better way.

He worked in the evenings in his garage to construct a vehicle that would allow people to maintain their independence. He invented the “Amigo” – the first power operated vehicle (POV)/mobility scooter. Named for being such a friend to people who used it, the Amigo became the first product of a new industry.

Amigo Mobility International was founded in 1968 with the mission of Improving Lives Through Mobility®. Since then Amigo Mobility has grown to include three product lines – Healthcare, Grocery & Retail and Material Handling – providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of diverse markets. Amigo Mobility’s commitment to family runs deep. For over 50 years, Amigo Mobility has been a family owned and operated business.



Improving Lives Through Mobility®

-Core Values-

We’re dedicated to providing innovative solutions.

  • Find a better way
  • Do the right thing
  • Look at the next 50
  • Care for customers & co-workers like family

Timeline of Growth 

  • Al Thieme
    Al Thieme Chairman and Founder

    Since 1968

  • Beth Thieme
    Beth Thieme Chief Executive Officer

    Since 1975

  • Rick Vander Weele
    Rick Vander Weele President

    Since 2019

  • Mike LaBrake
    Mike LaBrake Director of Customer Service Operations

    Since 1988

  • Mike Galer
    Mike Galer Director of Finance

    Since 1992

  • Jennifer Thieme Kehres
    Jennifer Thieme Kehres Director of Business Development

    Since 2007

  • Jordan Thieme
    Jordan Thieme Director of Operations

    Since 2010

Our Leadership Team

Meet Amigo Mobility & Founder Al Thieme

Amigo is family