Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members began voting for board members Monday (Aug. 5), selecting eight representatives from a field of 13 candidates.
According to a press release, the RVIA board holds the highest level of authority in the association’s organizational structure.
Official representatives from RVIA member companies will be able to cast their votes electronically through Aug. 28. Those elected to serve on the board will begin their three-year terms on Oct. 1.
Four candidates are in the running for three supplier seats, including Adam Dexter, president and CEO, Dexter Axle Co.; Jason Lippert, CEO, Drew Industries Inc./Lippert Components Inc.; Martin Street, president and CEO, Stag-Parkway Inc.; and B.J. Thompson, president, B.J. Thompson Associates Inc.
Two manufacturer seats are in contention this year. The four candidates are Jack Cole, president and CEO, Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp.; Ned Collins, CEO, Columbia Northwest/Aliner; Bob Martin, CEO, Thor Industries Inc.; Matt Miller, president, Newmar Corp.
The four candidates vying for two at-large seats are Robert Grant, business development specialist, ADP Lightspeed; Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.; Paul Hughes, director of RV and specialty vehicle markets, Velvac; and Bob Parish, vice president, GE Capital.
Dick Grymonprez, director of park model sales, Champion/Athens Park Homes, is running unopposed for the park model RV seat.
The field of candidates was selected by RVIA’s Nominating Committee, which is chaired by Jeff Rutherford of Airxcel and includes Andy Baer, KZRV LP; Gregg Fore, Dicor Corp.; and Jim Sheldon, Monaco RV.