Newmar Corp. announced today (Oct. 19) that Donald W. Pipes was recently hired as Comfort Drive Steering test drive manager.
Pipes will lead and coordinate the Nappanee, Ind.-based company’s Comfort Drive Test Drive promotions at 12 major retail events from late 2012 through the end of 2013, according to a news release. Pipes had been an OEM account manager at Spartan Motors Inc. since August 1995. His experience also includes a 26-year career in the U.S. Army and held the rank of colonel upon retirement from the military.
“I am very excited to bring Don Pipes on staff at Newmar to promote our innovative Comfort Drive Steering feature available on most all Newmar diesel products,” stated Matt Miller, Newmar president. “Don’s past experience interacting with customers, as well as his extensive knowledge of diesel chassis, will be extremely valuable in demonstrating the benefits of Comfort Drive Steering to hundreds of visitors at 12 RV events over the next year.”
Retail shows and rallies on the itinerary for test drive promotions include events such as Good Sam’s rallies, 2013 Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) International Rally, the 2013 Tampa Supershow, the 2013 Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA) Show in Hershey, Pa., as well as several FMCA area rallies to be held in 2013. Pipes will manage a team of Newmar personnel using anywhere from two to four coaches at any of these events.
Comfort Drive Steering has been an exclusive Newmar feature available on most of their diesel brands since 2007. To learn more about Comfort Drive Steering, go to www.newmarcorp.com.