Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members celebrated Dicor Corp.’s Gregg Fore for his service as the association’s chairman from 2010–2012 at the Chairman’s Dinner and Gala that took place on March 5 at RVIA’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
RVIA Chairman Doug Gaeddert said that Fore led the association in a precarious time as it navigated a sometimes rocky road toward recovery from the Great Recession, according to a press release. “Gregg’s calm and steady leadership guided us through some challenging times and positioned the industry for sustainable growth and prosperity,” he said.
Gaeddert also detailed key accomplishments under Fore’s leadership This included enhancing industry education and certification with the introduction of the RV service technician career ladder; the launch of Go RVing’s “AWAY” campaign – the industry’s first all new campaign since 2005; a focus on capitalizing on the growing global RV market; and a renewed focus on uniting industry allies.
“Under Gregg’s leadership, we’ve strengthened our relationship with dealer partners, moved toward a more uniform North American RV market with the creation of the Canadian Coalition Committee, and healed old wounds to welcome recreation park trailer manufacturers back into RVIA,” said Gaeddert. “These developments have increased unity, making our industry stronger, more efficient and more consumer-focused.”
Gaeddert invited past RVIA Chairs Norm Jacobson, Mel Adams and Jim Sheldon to join him in presenting Fore with several gifts in recognition of his service, including the Chairman’s Award plaque, an RVIA chairman’s ring and the gavel he used during his time in office. Fore’s wife Nancy was also recognized for her support and presented a crystal vase. On behalf of the RVIA staff, RVIA President Richard Coon gave Fore a scrapbook commemorating his term as chairman that included photos, press clippings, and letters of congratulations from association colleagues.
“It was an honor and pleasure to serve as RVIA chairman. The experience was rewarding and meaningful to me in many ways,” said Fore. “I want to thank our members for their support of the association, the many volunteers who serve on committees and the Board for their hard work on so many issues, and the association staff for their efforts conducted on our behalf. It was pleasure working with all of you.”