The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) board elections will continue through Aug. 25 with official representatives from the association’s member companies voting electronically to select seven representatives from a field of 15 candidates.
Seven candidates are in the running for five manufacturer seats with three-year terms. They are: Derald Bontrager; president, Jayco Inc.; Glenn Cushman, chairman and CEO, Carriage Inc.; Doug Gaeddert, general manager, Forest River Inc.; Bob Olson, chairman, Winnebago Industries Inc.; William Osborne, vice president, custom products, Navistar Inc.; Lyle Reed, executive director and chairman, Foretravel Motorcoach; and, Brad Williams, president and CEO, MVP RV.
Two supplier seats, both with three-year terms, are in contention this year. The eight candidates are Jonathan Corn, president, business development and sales, RV-ID Inc.; Craig Floyd, national sales manager, Technology Research Corp.; Matt Grierson, general manager, Foremost Transport; John Regan, chairman, Fabric Services; David Snitgen, vice president, recreation and specialty, Spartan Motors Inc.; Martin Street, president and CEO, Stag-Parkway Inc.; Edwin Thor, vice president, RV services, Coach-Net; and Doug Whyte, president, Dometic Corp.
The RVIA board holds the highest level of authority in the association’s organizational structure. Those elected will begin their terms on Oct. 1.
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members elected two incumbents and four new members to the board of directors in the association’s annual elections, which concluded on Monday (Aug. 24), according to RVIA Today Express.
Andrew Baer, vice president of sales and marketing at KZRV LP; John Draheim, president of Fleetwood RV Inc., and Tim Tiffin, general manager of Tiffin Motor Homes Inc. were all newly elected to three-year terms as manufacturer representatives. Jeff Hanemaayer, chairman of Roadtrek Motorhomes, was re-elected to a three-year term manufacturer seat.
Jeff Rutherford, president of Carefree of Colorado, was newly elected for a three-year term as an at-large representative. Incumbent Garry Enyart, director of RV business for Cummins Power Generation, was re-elected to three-year term at-large seat.
Supplier Seat Election to End Sept. 5
The special election for the three-year term supplier seat continues through Sept. 5. The candidates running in the special election are John Juliano of Al-Ko Kober Corp. and Kevin Phillips of Thetford Corp. The official representatives of all RVIA eligible companies were sent instructions regarding voting in this special election.
Each of the newly elected board members will begin serving on Oct.1. The RVIA board has the highest level of authority in the association organizational structure. It is responsible for association matters on a broad policy basis.