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Curt Hemmeler Will Direct RV Technical Institute

December 17, 2018 by   Leave a Comment

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) announced that Curt Hemmeler has been hired to lead the Elkhart, Ind.-based RV Technical Institute’s (RVTI) technical training and education teams.

According to a press release, Hemmeler will play a key role in establishing RVTI’s new headquarters and training facility as well as managing and executing RVTI’s strategic business plan. RVIA has not yet reported the facility’s exact location in Elkhart, but is expecting to make an announcement by mid-January.

Hemmeler brings 20 years of professional experience in technical education and training to RVTI.  He currently serves as vice president, operations and strategy for WyoTech, a division of Zenith Education that trains auto and diesel technicians. In that position he leads a team of over 300 with a $43 million P&L across three locations. His responsibilities include sales, marketing, fundraising and community partnerships.

Previously, Hemmeler served as a regional campus president for Laramie, Wyo.-based WyoTech, leading a turnaround for the company’s campuses in Ohio through improved staff training, marketing and community relationships. Earlier in his career, Hemmeler spent six years with Kaplan, culminating as vice president of operations and admissions for a start-up region in Florida where he was responsible for site selection, staffing, marketing and operations. He began his career with DeVry in sales marketing and community development roles.

Hemmeler was selected after a recruiting process led by RV Industry Association President Frank Hugelmeyer and a small team of RV industry executives. Hemmeler will begin as executive director for RVTI in mid-January and will join RVIA’s senior management team. 

“Curt is the perfect person to lead the RV Technical Institute,” said Hugelmeyer. “He brings a high energy level and his strengths are in development and sales, recruiting candidates into technical trade careers and managing for success. These are precisely the areas that need the most attention for the Institute to deliver on its mission of improving the RV consumer experience by reducing repair event cycle times and aggressively growing the pool of trained service technicians.”

“After meeting with RV industry leaders and learning more about the opportunities to help improve the experiences of RV consumers, I am thrilled to be entrusted with the responsibility of launching and leading the RV Technical Institute,” said Hemmeler. “I look forward to working with leadership across the industry to build first-class technical and educational programs and ensuring that the RV industry’s success continues for generations to come.”

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