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Lazydays Founder Wallace Joins Camping World

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September 30, 2013 by   1 Comment

Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam, announced today (Sept. 30) that effective Oct. 1, Don Wallace — RV Hall of Famer, co-founder and former CEO of Lazydays RV Super Center — joins their management team. The company has assigned Wallace the responsibility of overseeing the company’s efforts in the Tampa market.

Lemonis commented, “We are pleased to bring on board an RV executive of such business acumen and accomplishments as Don Wallace. His reputation as a groundbreaker fits our requirements for leadership. I look forward to having Don assist Roger Nuttall, Camping World retail group president, on our continued growth of the RV market starting in the Tampa market. Not only does he bring the depth and breadth of financial and management expertise that will be instrumental in our expansion, he also already has an extensive knowledge of the organization and our core values.”

“After 37 years in the RV industry, I’m excited to get back in the game,” said Wallace. “I see the developments that the Camping World brand has made throughout the entire country and their vision is one I believe in.  I look forward to helping Roger Nuttall execute his plan and strengthen our relationships with our loyal customers and manufacturers.”

Camping World recently relocated its facility and renovated their new McIntosh Road Tampa SuperCenter on exit 14 on I-4 to be the largest retail facility in the company’s 100-location dealer network. The Camping World of Tampa underwent an expansion to expand and renovate into an 80,000-square-foot facility including 40 additional service bays, a new 17,000-square-foot Camping World retail store and a state-of-the-art collision center. The new facility is hosting a VIP event with Lemonis on Oct. 4 from 5pm to 7pm and then hosting its grand-opening event Oct. 9-19 with door busters and special prizes for customers.

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One Response to “Lazydays Founder Wallace Joins Camping World”

  1. Ray Easter on October 1st, 2013 2:38 pm

    A terrific move that will benefit the RV customers tremendously. Lazy Days needs competition. I have assisted with the planning and execution of
    RV Club rallies for the past 15 years and Lazy Days pricing for group rallies is beyond acceptable today and we need other locations for our rallies.

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