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Candidates Selected for Eight RVIA Board Seats

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Nominating Committee has selected 13 candidates who will be running for eight seats on the organization’s board during the association elections taking place in August.

Three supplier seats with three-year terms are open on the board with four candidates running for the positions. They are Adam Dexter, president, Dexter Axle Co.; Jason Lippert, CEO, Drew Industries Inc.; Martin Street, president and CEO, Stag-Parkway Inc.; and B.J. Thompson, president, B.J. Thompson Associates Inc.

Two manufacturer seats, both with three-year terms, are in contention this year. The four candidates are Jack Cole, president, Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp.; Ned Collins, CEO, Columbia Northwest/Aliner Inc.; Bob Martin president, CEO and COO, Thor Industries Inc.; Matt Miller, president, Newmar Corp.

Four candidates will run for two at-large seats with a three-year term. They are Robert Grant, business development specialist, ADP Lightspeed; Bob Harbin, president, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.; Paul Hughes, national OEM sales manager, Velvac; and Bob Parish, vice president, manufacturer relations, GE Capital.

Dick Grymonprez, director of park model sales, Champion/Athens Park Homes, is running unopposed for the park model RV seat with a three-year term.

The official representatives from RVIA member companies will elect candidates in each category to serve on the board for the term beginning Oct. 1. The elections will take place electronically through August.

RVIA’s Nominating Committee is chaired by Jeff Rutherford of Airxcel and includes Andy Baer, KZRV LP; Gregg Fore, Dicor Corp.; and Jim Sheldon, Monaco RV.

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