Marty Shea of Madison RV Supercenter in Madison, Ala., has been appointed chairman of the RV Service Technician Certification Governing Board, a joint function of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
He replaces Mark Bretz of Bretz RV & Marine in Missoula, Mont., who served in the post for five years and on the governing board for six years. Shea was appointed to chair the governing board by RVDA Chairman Andy Heck, according to a news release.
Shea is a past chairman of the RVDA board of directors and serves as co-chairman of the Go RVing Committee on Excellence.
Shea and Debbie Brunoforte of Little Dealer, Little Prices in Mesa, Ariz., were elected to the governing board by the RVDA board at a meeting on Oct. 3.
“Marty Shea has a strong commitment to improving the service experience for RV owners,” said Heck. “His experience will be extremely valuable as the governing board implements the new RV technician career ladder in the coming months.”
The RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Governing Board oversees certification standards developed by RV industry technical experts under the supervision of educational testing professionals from the National Occupational Competence Testing Institute (NOCTI).
Marty Shea of Madison RV Center in Madison, Ala., received the James B. Summers (JBS) Award on Thursday (Oct. 8) during the RVDA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Shea is a past chairman of the RVDA board of directors, and during his tenure he used RVDA’s critical issues to open a dialog to promote better understanding among industry leaders, according to an RVDA release. He continues to work to better the industry as the co-chairman of the Go RVing Committee on Excellence.
“Marty’s broad experience and exceptional understanding has been evident since he started his volunteer leadership career with RVDA,” said RVDA President Mike Molino, who presented the award. “He worked tirelessly to improve everyone’s understanding of how the industry works and what each of us can do to make it better.”
The JBS Award recognizes individuals who make a consistent and outstanding contribution to the association and its members. RVDA’s board of directors selects the award recipient based on nominations made by the association’s membership.