RV/MH Hall Of Fame Inducts 10
The Class of 2015 induction ceremony was held August 3 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana. Nearly 350 people saw five people each from the RV and manufactured housing industries enter the hall. The RV inductees include:
Sherman Goldenberg, co-owner and publisher of RVBusiness and Woodall’s Campground Management magazines. The former Family Motor Coaching magazine contributor joined RVBusiness in the mid-1980s as Midwest editor and worked his way up to become editor and then publisher. His other honors include Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) David J. Humphreys RV Industry Unity Award and the Distinguished Service in Journalism Award.
Paul Hanser, founder of HWH Corporation, C731. He is an engineer, inventor, innovator, and a manufacturer of quality RV products, with more than 56 patents to his credit. He pioneered the use of computerized hydraulics to level RVs. His volunteer work includes writing and editing a hydraulics manual for RVIA. He has provided training for thousands of technicians in basic and advanced hydraulics as well as electronics.
Marlene Sine, of Marlene Sine & Associates, C2568, the RV industry’s first female manufacturer’s agent. She has introduced thousands of products to the industry by educating and training others on how to promote to distributors, dealers, and consumers. She has volunteered thousands of hours to serve and support many industry associations. She is also an aftermarket parts and accessories store owner, and she has developed new products for the industry as a supplier.
The other RV inductees were Bert Alanko of MBA Insurance in Arizona, and Bill Thomas of Bill Thomas Camper Sales in Missouri.
In addition, the Hall of Fame Spirit Award was presented to Don Magary, a Hall of Fame member, publisher of RV News, and a former FMC contributor.
Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. Evolves
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Winnebago’s Top Executive Departs
Larry Erickson, Winnebago’s lead independent director, said: “We are deeply grateful to Randy for his 32 years of service at Winnebago, where as CEO and president he guided the company through challenging economic times, as well as a successful recovery. Today the company is well positioned both financially and operationally. After having extensive discussions with Randy, we collectively agreed that this is the appropriate time for new leadership. We wish him the best in his retirement.”
Former chairman and CEO Robert Olson was appointed interim CEO while the board of directors searches for the next CEO.
Spartan Shares Tips, Displays Chassis
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Lazydays Expands Tampa Land Holdings
RVSEF Provides Tire Training At Jayco
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) endorses the mission and work of RVSEF. RVSEF encourages all RV manufacturers to follow Jayco’s lead and contact RVSEF about future training opportunities. Call (321) 453-7673 or visit www.rvsafety.com.