Demco, a leading RV industry aftermarket supplier, has promoted Doug Northcutt to vice president of sales and marketing for the RV division, effective Nov. 1. According to a press release, the position includes a seat on Demco’s senior management team.
Demco reported that in recent years it has expanded its presence in the RV market, including the launch of its Hijacker line in late 2007, requiring the company to “increase our executive focus” on the RV side. Demco also serves the agricultural, trailer components and rental markets.
Northcutt brings 12 years of experience in the RV aftermarket that includes seven years with Stag-Parkway and five years with Demco as RV products sales manager. He will assume the responsibilities previously held by Ken Streff in the RV division. Streff will remain the vice president of sales and marketing for Demco’s other markets.
Northcutt and his family will continue to reside in Georgetown, Texas. He will be spending one week per month at the Demco office in Boyden, Iowa, with the balance of his time at various industry events, trade shows, dealer sales calls and distributor locations.
For more information visit www.demco-products.com or call (800) 543-3626.
Boyden, Iowa-based Dethmers Mfg. (Demco) announced Sept. 7 it had acquired the complete Hijacker product line from Victoria Industries. The line consists of fifth-wheel hitches, hydraulic jacks and camper steps.
Dethmers has been a national leader in the RV towing industry since 1982. According to a release, the company believes its latest acquisition will complement its existing Kar Kaddy and the complete line of tow bar systems offered through its Demco brand. Demco’s manufacturing facility and headquarters spans more than 320,000 square feet in Boyden. In addition to its strong presence in the RV market, the company serves the agricultural, trailer products and printing industries.
Victoria Industries, Victoria, B.C., has been manufacturing RV products and accessories since 1967. The company initially began with camper jacks and aftermarket camper steps before transitioning into manufacturing its own fifth-wheel hitch in 1983.