Travel Lite RV (TLRV) announced that industry veteran Jamie Buckmeier has joined its team in Syracuse, Ind., as the new chief operating officer. According to a press release, Buckmeier brings a long history of management experience in the industry with a focus on developing better-quality procedures and engineering superior products.
Prior to joining Travel Lite RV, Buckmeier was in management and executive roles for numerous manufacturer’s such as Thor industries Inc., Forest River Inc. and Jayco Inc. Most recently, he served as director of product development and engineering for REV Recreation Group where he was involved in a new startup RV division in China.
“This is the right move”, Buckmeier said. “This company is skyrocketing with its innovation and commitment to putting dealers first. This is how the industry should be approached. What excited me was the atmosphere here — they have some of the most positive and energetic employees that I have ever met. It’s definitely an environment where creativity is expressed and not suppressed. I look forward to the future with this team and working hard to take the company to the next level of success.”
President Dustin Johns noted, “I’m so happy to have someone like Jamie come aboard. He’s passionate about this industry. He loves people and puts those around him first. Bringing his talent level to Travel Lite is the perfect fit for us. I love his vision and work ethic. We’re going to do some amazing things here in the near future.”
Buckmeier began his career in the industry in 1995 after completing his bachelor’s from Iowa State University.