Winnebago Industries Inc. announced Tuesday (Jan. 18) the board of directors has elected Randy Potts to the position of president.
Potts, 52, is a 27-year veteran of Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries and was promoted to the position of president effective immediately.
Most recently serving as senior vice president, strategic planning, Potts joined Winnebago Industries in 1983 as a senior tool designer. He has served in various engineering and management positions since that time. In November 2009, he was promoted to the position of senior vice president, strategic planning and was responsible for new business development for the company.
Previously, Potts had served as vice president, manufacturing, a position he held from 2006 to 2009.
Bob Olson will retain the position of chairman and CEO, while relinquishing his title of president in order to focus on the company’s overall direction.
“Randy has a great working knowledge of the company and its operations, having worked in senior management positions within Winnebago Industries for over a decade,” said Olson. “Under his leadership, he directed the company’s recent diversification efforts, culminating in the announcement on Dec. 29 of the new Winnebago of Indiana LLC subsidiary, which will build SunnyBrook and Winnebago brand towable products. I have the utmost confidence that he will continue to help the company grow for the future.”
Potts is a graduate of Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, Iowa.