Ken Arndt, 59, president of Repco Marketing in Marietta, Ga., passed away on Oct. 28 after a battle with cancer.
A long-standing figure in the RV industry, Arndt will be remembered for his many career contributions and for the relationships he cultivated.
He began his career in 1979 working for A&E Systems in the Southeast and was instrumental in the growth of A&E for nearly a decade. Starting out as southeast territory manager, Arndt was recognized as a top performer and was later promoted to vice president of sales overseeing all accounts before A&E was acquired by Dometic Corp. in 1987.
Following a two-year stint with Dometic, Arndt began his own manufacturers’ representative firm, Repco Marketing, in the Atlanta, Ga., area to focus on RV dealers, wholesale distributors and RV manufacturers in the southeast region of the U.S.
Over the course of 33 years, Arndt touched the lives of many in the industry while helping to build a bridge between suppliers and their customers. He provided representation for many companies over the years, most recently Dometic, HWH, King Controls and Velvac. He is survived by a wife and two daughters.