In the wake of aftermarket supplier NTP Distribution Inc.’s 2013 Tradeshow, the Wilsonville, Ore.-based company reported “exceptional growth” in its customer base in the U.S. and Canada.
“RV dealer attendance at the 2013 NTP Tradeshow exceeded all expectations,” said Jon White, vice president of U.S. sales at NTP. “The U.S. and Canadian attendance at the NTP show was up over 50%.”
According to a press release, the show ran Feb.12-15 in San Diego. “Each year, the NTP show gets better and offers more experiences and training for our parts and service team,” offered an NTP customer. “I am looking forward to their event in 2014 and what they will be creating for sales promotions as well as training.”
With the growth, NTP has expanded its Canadian sales team. The company said that, in part, success came from the logistics expansion that NTP gained by utilizing Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.’s network of five distribution centers and 20 cross-docks servicing North America. Keystone Automotive acquired NTP in October of 2011.
“We are now able to offer the same level of service that RV dealers receive in the U.S. to our Canadian counterparts”, said Ralph Ruzzi, vice president of sales for Canada.
Rob Edwards, RV sales manager for Canada, added, “Since last fall, we’ve added three outside sales representatives to our RV team in Canada.”
• Craig Williston is representing NTP Canada across British Columbia and Alberta. Edwards stated, “With his extensive product knowledge, enthusiasm and decade of RV aftermarket experience, Craig has already become a very valuable resource for NTP and Western Canada’s RV Dealers.”
• Bryon Booth is representing NTP Canada across Central, Eastern & Northern Ontario. “With an incredible 26 years of RV aftermarket experience, Bryon has an invaluable wealth of knowledge for NTP Canada, and his Ontario RV dealers to enjoy and appreciate,” Edwards noted.
• Brian Campbell is representing NTP Canada across Western Ontario. He has over 25 years of experience and expertise, encompassing a broad selection of consumer goods, RV products, safety, and towing equipment. “His proven customer service and passion for the RV community will be a great asset to our expanding Canadian Team”, says Edwards.