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About us

Our Story

When a family member began to lose their mobility due to Multiple Sclerosis in 1968, there were limited personal mobility devices available. At the time, a young Al Thieme, was working as a plumbing and heating contractor in Bridgeport, Michigan.

Al knew there MUST be a better way.

After countless evenings spent working in his garage, Al constructed the Amigo. It was named for being the best friend of the person who used it. Thus a new industry in mobility was born. An industry that would allow individuals to maintain their independence.

Amigo Mobility Today

Finding quality solutions for mobility needs continue to be our passion, with roots planted in healthcare. Our goal has remained the same, finding quality solutions for mobility needs.

With over half a century’s worth of experience in designing and manufacturing our product, our pace of innovation has lead us to product lines covering healthcare, grocery & retail, industrial, government and hospitals.

Mission & Values

Founded with the mission of Improving Lives Through Mobility®, Amigo is a family owned and operated business. Al continues to run the company, alongside his wife Beth Thieme, and a talented team of employees. Every Amigo continues to be manufactured at our Michigan headquarters and is shipped worldwide. We believe in:

  • Finding a better way
  • Doing the right thing
  • Caring for customers and co-workers like family
  • Looking to the next 50

Timeline of growth

1968

Al Thieme invents the first Amigo. A small, yellow front drive model.

1970

Amigo sells it's first motorized shopping cart.

1981

Al Thieme receives the United States Small Business Person of the Year award.

1987

Rear drive model expanded for use on a more rugged terrain.

1998

TravelMate becomes the world's first folding mobility scooter.

2002

ValueShopper motorized shopping cart is introduced. Currently, the top five U.S. retailers choose Amigo products.

2012

Al & Beth Thieme receive the Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award from the Michigan Manufacturer's Association.

2015

Amigo material handling carts are introduced.

2018

Amigo celebrated 50 years of Improving Lives Through Mobility®.

Our leadership team

Al Thieme Headshot

Al Thieme

Chairman and Founder

Amigo team member since 1968

Beth Thieme Headshot

Beth Thieme

Chief Executive Officer

Amigo team member since 1975

Mike Labrake Headshot

Mike LaBrake

Director of Customer Service Operations

Amigo team member since 1988

Mike Galer Headshot

Mike Galer

Director of Finance

Amigo team member since 1992

Jennifer Thieme-Kehres Headshot

Jennifer Thieme-Kehres

Director of Business Development

Amigo team member since 2007

Jordan Thieme Headshot

Jordan Thieme

Director of Operations

Amigo team member since 2010

Ryan Maher Headshot

Ryan Maher

Director of Administration

Amigo team member since 2013

Gary Adams

Director of Sales

Amigo team member since 2015

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