Jeff Vander Vliet has joined Elkhart, Ind.-based Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC as sales representative, handling the manufacturer’s Gateway line of full-profile luxury fifth-wheel trailers.
After attending Cornell College he entered the RV industry in 1994 working in sales and management, according to a news release. Most recently, Vander Vliet worked with Elkhart-based towable builder Skyline RV, serving as sales manager of lightweight travel trailers and fifth-wheels for the past several years.
In his new position, Vander Vliet will be charged with developing sales and growing dealer relations for Heartland’s Gateway fifth-wheels in Canada and mid-states region, while working out of the company’s headquarters in Elkhart.
“I am confident the years of experience and enthusiasm Jeff brings to our team will complement and build onto the success of the Gateway brand,” said Gateway General Manager Bryan Walczak. “Gateway is the newest, fastest growing, brand of the Heartland Thor division and we are happy to have Jeff on board.”
Vander Vliet noted, “I’m excited to be part of the Heartland Gateway team. I look forward to bringing the luxury and value of Gateway fifth wheels to strengthen our dealer partnerships. I am proud to be part of this winning team.”
Vander Vliet has lived in Elkhart with his family for the past 19 years.
Heartland RV has enjoyed innovative industry-leading success for many years, and offers a variety of towable RVs, including travel trailers, toy haulers, fifth-wheels and destination trailers. For more information, visit www.heartlandrvs.com.