The Coast Distribution System Inc. a key aftermarket supplier for the recreational vehicle and outdoor recreation industries, today (Nov. 18) announced the election of RV industry veteran Thomas Faludy to the company’s board.
According to a press release, Faludy has more than 30 years of experience in the recreational vehicle industry, including serving as a board member of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). He recently completed a more than 20-year career with Scott Fetzer Co., a Berkshire-Hathaway Inc. company that manufactures a broad range of consumer, medical and industrial products, including RV products.
At Scott Fetzer, Faludy rose from the ranks as head of sales and marketing for its Carefree of Colorado division to become president of that division. In 2004, Faludy was appointed vice president group and corporate development of Scott Fetzer Co. and in 2008 was promoted to executive vice president, with responsibility for 10 of its operating divisions, plus mergers and acquisitions. In 2011, following his retirement from Scott Fetzer Co., Faludy formed TGF Enterprises, a management advisory and strategic planning firm.
In 2006, RVBusiness, a leading industry publication, named him one of the “100 Most Influential Executives in the 100 Year History of the RV Industry,” and he has been inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Additionally, Faludy serves in advisory and board positions for Jayco Inc., the Ryan Group of Companies of Australia and LMS Inc., a manufacturer of residential outdoor products and equipment marketed under the Cal Spas brand name, all of which are private companies.
“Tom Faludy brings a combination of exceptional RV industry knowledge and remarkable senior management experience to our board,” said Coast CEO Jim Musbach. “With his background and experience, Tom will be an excellent resource for Coast, particularly as the company continues its focus on strategic initiatives to build a stronger distribution network and increase sales of our proprietary products.”