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Damon: Veteran Atkinson to Lead Western Sales
Posted By RV Business On July 12, 2010 @ 2:33 pm In Breaking News | 1 Comment
Matt Thompson, vice president and general manager of Damon Motor Coach, announced today (July 12) that Kevin Atkinson has joined the Damon sales team as the new district sales manager for the Western Region representing all Damon gasoline and diesel product brands.
“I am very excited to have Kevin join the Damon family,” Thompson said in a news release.
Atkinson is a 23-year veteran in the RV industry and has increased sales and grown market share in territories throughout the nation and Western Canada for several top level luxury manufacturers.
“With the last 20 of his past 23 years focused in the motorized segment of this business, Kevin is exactly what we need to take Damon to the next level on the West Coast,” Thompson said. “Kevin’s product knowledge, excitement and enthusiasm exemplify the type of people we want representing Damon Motor Coach.”
Atkinson said, “I’m extremely passionate about the RV lifestyle. I’ve seen tremendous growth and have personally contributed by helping to sell literally thousands of extremely happy campers their first, second, and third motorhomes.”
His philosophy is simply that, “Sales sells the first one. Combined service and support sell the second.”
He added, “Damon’s excellent reputation and support of dealers and retail customers are key areas that I plan on taking advantage of. With Damon’s improved line of gas and diesel products, I believe I can make a significant impact in the West Coast market.”
Atkinson resides in Eugene, Ore., with his wife Ali, their sons Austin, Hunter, and Chase, and their yellow Labrador “Sadie.” He enjoys camping, fishing and tailgating at the University of Oregon with his family in his 34-foot gas motorhome.
Damon Motor Coach designs and manufactures a full line of affordably priced, quality built Class A motorhomes. Models including the Astoria and Tuscany diesel pushers, Avanti high-mileage diesel and the gas-powered Daybreak, Challenger and Outlaw models. Damon is a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio.
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