The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) hosted the head of one of China’s leading private companies at the association’s headquarters in Reston, Va., on Aug. 16 to discuss the developing RV industry in China, the trade association reported.
Those involved in the meeting were (pictured in photo left to right) RVIA’s Vice President of Standards and Education Bruce Hopkins; RVIA Vice President and General Counsel Craig Kirby; Sonnenschein’s Mark Weller; RVIA President Richard Coon; Shijun Gao, Lear Gao; and Sonnenschein’s John Finston.
Shijun Gao heads the Jiangsu Gaoli Group, one China’s leading private companies that is involved in the automobile, home furnishing, real estate and education industries. The company is ranked in China’s Top 500 Companies, Top 500 Service Industry Companies, Top 100 Private Companies, and Top 200 Real Estate Companies. The company is interested in working with RVIA to assist in further establishing the RV industry in China.
“It was a pleasure to meet with Mr. Gao and his son. His company is very successful and we are encouraged with the interest they are showing in that country’s RV market,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “We are looking forward to continuing our discussions with him and with our overall efforts to help build the RV industry in China.”
RVIA has been working with business leaders, organizations and government contacts in China to discuss industry standards and other regulatory issues while also determining what potential this market may hold for the RV industry.