Decatur, Ind.-based Fleetwood RV Inc. announced Monday (Sept. 30) John Lowry will join the company as Chief Operating Officer.
The position was previously held by Jim Meyer, who is the COO of Fleetwood RV’s parent company, Allied Specialty Vehicles, and was the acting interim COO of Fleetwood RV Inc.
Lowry previously worked at Harley-Davidson as general manager of powertrain operations and served in operational leadership roles for the company’s four largest factories. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Lowry served for 15 years as a Marine Corps officer and spent an additional 10 years in the Marine Corps Reserve after joining Harley-Davidson, retiring with the rank of colonel. He was decorated for valor as a Force Recon Platoon Leader during the 1991 Gulf War and received numerous other awards including the Legion of Merit.
“John’s caliber of experience and enthusiasm will help raise the bar in our organization and we’re elated to have him on our team,” stated John Draheim, President & CEO of Fleetwood RV Inc. “With a strong focus on our business objectives, I look for John’s presence to further strengthen our industry-leading operational practices and his contributions as COO will help move us closer to becoming a world-class RV manufacturer.”
Lowry holds an MBA from Harvard University and has also earned degrees from Princeton, Stanford and the U.S. Army War College.