Red Lantern Labs, the developer of the innovative RV|ID and Smart RV services, today (Nov. 28) announced the appointment of David J. Humphreys to its advisory board.
Having been president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) for 27 years, Humphreys has been a leading spokesman for the RV industry and a popular interview guest, according to a press release. He has appeared on television and radio shows from coast-to-coast explaining the advantages associated with RV travel.
In recognition of his leadership and numerous accomplishments, Humphreys is the recipient of the RV industry’s highest honor—the Distinguished Service to the RV Industry Award. He has also been awarded the industry’s National Legislative Award and was inducted into the RV Industry Hall of Fame in 1997.
In addition the recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), has presented Humphreys with the Titan Award, RVDA’s highest award. And in 2006, RVIA established the David J. Humphreys Industry Unity Award to be presented annually to an individual from any segment of the RV industry who has distinguished him or herself in promoting RV industry unity.
Humphreys was also the leading force in the creation of the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), a nonprofit federation of more than 100 recreation-related associations and companies active in government policy-making on recreation issues, and he served as chairman of its board of directors from 1979 until 2006. In 2001, ARC’s members honored Humphreys with the prestigious Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award in recognition of his more than two decades of service as a central player in national policy matters affecting recreation, travel and tourism.
“Dave is truly one of the giants in the RV industry and we are incredibly fortunate to be able to draw upon his vast experience as we expand our exciting new Smart RV service for RV dealers and owners,” said Don Levy, CEO of Solana Beach, Calif.-based Red Lantern Labs. “As a member of our advisory board, Dave will help make our vision of RV|ID as an industry solution a reality.”
“It’s exciting to be involved with such an innovative and useful service as RV|ID,” said Humphreys. “I’ve been in the RV industry for a long time and RV|ID has huge potential not only for manufacturers and dealers, but also for RV owners through the exciting new Smart RV service. Having a Smart RV allows a RV owner to stay in touch with their RV and share location and travel adventures with other owners, friends and family, all in real time.”