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Dutchmen Names Cunningham, Couts as RSMs

Posted By RVBusiness On October 16, 2013 @ 8:19 am In Breaking News | No Comments

John Cunningham

Goshen. Ind.-based Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. announced recent personnel moves, naming John Cunningham as regional sales manager for its Kodiak ultralite travel trailers and Justin Couts as regional sales manager for Aerolite travel trailers.

According to a press release, Cunningham is responsible for sales, dealer contact and market penetration in the Northeastern U.S. In making the announcement, Ryan Thwaits, Kodiak general manager, noted, “John comes to us with over 14 years of experience in the RV industry and has positive relationships with many RV dealers. We’re especially excited to have him involved in launching our brand new 2014 Kodiak products.”

Cunningham’s industry experience ranges from sales to management with two major RV manufacturers. He noted he is pleased to be part of Kodiak’s team and looks forward to the expansion of its sales and marketing efforts.

“Kodiak’s new exterior designs and interior colors are tremendous,” he said. “Dealers have been asking for something different and this is it.”

A graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Cunningham earned a bachelor’s in accounting while playing football on a full athletic scholarship.

He resides in Elkhart and can be contacted at (574) 361-7037 or jcunningham@dutchmen.com.

Couts will be responsible for working with existing Aerolite dealers and growing the brand with new business on the west coast.

Justin Couts

“As an industry leader, it is our obligation to bring in new blood, and Justin Couts is the kind of talent we’re looking for from outside the RV industry,” said Thwaits.

Prior to joining Aerolite, Couts worked for two major manufacturing companies in sales and business development for 10 years, and in sales for six years. He was involved in a variety of services, including transportation, warehousing, machining and container management for numerous products.

“The 2014 Aerolite line is amazing,” Couts noted, “and I can’t wait to get the word out to my dealers.”

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Couts holds a bachelor’s in business administration. Couts resides in Fort Wayne, Ind., and can be contacted at (260) 443-6842 or jcouts@dutchmen.com.

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