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Industry Offers Tribute to Molino at D.C. Soiree
Posted By RV Business On June 15, 2012 @ 11:34 am In Breaking News,News In Focus | No Comments
The leadership of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) threw a party Tuesday night (June 12) for Mike Molino, former president of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), who stepped down April 2 after 16 years of service with the Fairfax, Va.-based trade association. Pictured are Molino with former RVDA Chairman Jeff Pastore (left), and his father, former RVDA Secretary John Pastore, both from Hartville RV Center, Hartville, Ohio. Molino, known for his leadership in helping develop the Go RVing campaign as well as RVDA’s Model Dealer Agreement and Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey, was succeeded by Phil Ingrassia, RVDA’s former vice president of communications. Among those speaking during the dinner at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., emceed by former RVDA Chairman Bill Thomas, of Bill Thomas Camper Sales, Wentzville, Mo., were former RVDA chairmen Jerry Greer, of Jerry Greer RV near Columbus, Ohio, and Rick Horsey, of Parkview RV Center, Smyra, Del. Also paying tribute to Molino at the dinner, timed with RVIA Committee Week and an RVDA board meeting, were RVDA Vice President of Administration Ronnie Hepp, current RVDA Chairman Andy Heck of Alpin Haus, Amsterdam, N.Y., Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Richard Coon and American Recreation Coalition (ARC) President Derrick Crandall. In his turn at the podium, Crandall presented Molino, who has been asked to provide some ongoing consultant services to RVDA, with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol on behalf of U.S. Rep., R-Va., Frank Wolf in “deep appreciation for the service you have provided to the nation.”
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