Dometic Group Institutes Global Restructuring
Dometic Group announced a global reorganization and restructuring, effective Feb. 1. According to a news release, the new management and business focus structure – enacted by global CEO Roger Johansson – includes the appointment of Frank Marciano as president of Dometic Americas. Marciano, a 22-year employee of Dometic, previously served as president of Dometic’s global marine division based in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Dometic Group will shift from global market groups and split into three large geographical regions: EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia Pacific (Australia, China, etc.) and the Americas (North and South America). Dave Schutz, located in Elkhart, Ind., serves as vice president of RV OEM sales and marketing. Along with Schutz are Jim Menefee, vice president of operations, with offices in Elkhart and LaGrange, Ind.; and Mike Hicks, overseeing product development for the RV industry.
Within the Americas region, Marciano said the market divisions are RV, marine and automotive (both commercial and passenger), with another division addressing aftermarket and merchandising operations across those markets. RV headquarters, headed by Schutz, will remain in Elkhart; marine division headquarters will remain in Pompano Beach; and the aftermarket and merchandising operations, along with the regional finance and legal staff, will remain in Louisville, Ky.
“My business philosophy is that small, focused groups can do a better job serving the industry they’re in, rather than trying to group everybody together somewhere,” Marciano stated. “I don’t want to have big, centralized control. Each division will now have more freedom to move decisively to benefit their group.”
According to Schutz, that re-emphasis on small focused groups will allow Dometic’s RV division to once more build on its long-standing branding and innovation. “With this global reorganization, we are set up to better serve and focus on our core markets,” he said. “We at Dometic are all very excited about this change and the renewed commitment to our customers, employees and the communities we live and work in.”