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Fenech, Riegel Named Thor Sr. Group Presidents

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January 7, 2010 by   1 Comment

Ron Fenech, president of Keystone RV Co., Elkhart, Ind., has been appointed Thor Industries Inc. senior group president, with all Thor RV divisions reporting to him, according to a news release.

“Over the past eight years as Keystone president, Ron Fenech has been an important driver of Thor’s largest and most profitable company. Thor’s other RV companies will now also share in the benefits of his leadership,” said Peter B. Orthwein, Thor chairman, president and CEO.  “Under Ron’s direction, Thor’s RV divisions will remain separate and distinct companies in the marketplace, serving their distinct dealer networks.”

Fenech will report directly to Orthwein.

Richard “Dicky” Riegel, currently Thor’s COO, becomes senior group president, with responsibility for Thor’s bus group, Thor investor relations and for developing new business segments related to Thor’s existing lines of business.

“One of Thor’s biggest opportunities is to utilize its strong cash flow to enter a new, related business segment and Dicky Riegel is the ideal person to head up that effort,” Orthwein said.  “Dicky has been instrumental in driving substantial growth during his presidency of Airstream and in his role as Thor’s COO. With his skills and talents, he will help shape the future of Thor by identifying new businesses for the company.”

Andrew Imanse remains group president, Thor Commercial Bus division, and will continue to report to Riegel, who will report to Orthwein.

Bob Martin, currently executive vice president of  Keystone RV, has been appointed president of Keystone RV.

“Bob has been an integral part of the Keystone team since our early days, and we have been preparing for this move with Bob for the past three years,” Fenech said. “Bob understands what makes Keystone great, and I am excited about Keystone’s future under his leadership.”

Thor, with headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio, is the world’s largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a major builder of commercial buses.

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One Response to “Fenech, Riegel Named Thor Sr. Group Presidents”

  1. Jeff Rank on January 7th, 2010 4:38 pm

    Congratulations to Ron.

    I was very fortunate to work for Ron for over 11 years and I know first hand that he is a leader of people, a genius in business, and a true gentlement with a heart of gold.

    His positive impact was felt at many levels throughout Keystone and in his local community. I’m sure his vision and leadership will be missed.

    Best of luck to Ron.

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