Startup ‘RV Warrior’ Names Claude Donati CEO
RV Warrior Co., a newly formed RV manufacturer of toy hauler travel trailers and fifth-wheels under the Weekend Warrior badge, announced the appointment of Claude Donati to the position of CEO.
Donati, a 20-year veteran of the RV industry, will oversee the operational and manufacturing aspects of the company while assisting Brandon Ambris, president of RV Warrior, in the sales and marketing of the legendary brand.
“Brandon, along with partner Frank Barouti, have developed the perfect plan with their toy hauler design based on their experience in selling thousands of toy haulers over the years,” Donati said in a press release. “It will be my role to support that effort with a smooth administrative and manufacturing organization.”
RV Warrior is currently leasing a production and office area from Elkhart, Ind.-based Nexus RV, where Donati is currently the co-founder and president. “There is a nice synergy between Nexus RV and RV Warrior,” Donati said. “As the Weekend Warrior product was being prototyped and the design was being developed, it is clear there is a huge opportunity for this product to immediately become the leader in its product segment.”
He added, “We are going to begin production next week while we already have signed up several large dealers throughout the U.S. Over the next week we will be announcing some key players that will oversee the sales and marketing which will add to our already large backlog.”
RV Warriorwill be producing 20- to 28-foot laminated toy haulers. The company plans to produce fifth-wheels within a year.