Tom Montague joins Redwood RV, Thor Industries’ new venture into the high-end fifth wheel market, as national sales manager, according to Don Emahiser, president.
“Tom has the right mix of RV sales experience, product and market knowledge to help Redwood improve the game for RV dealers,” Emahiser said in a news release. “We know what the challenges are and Tom brings an unmatched level of enthusiasm and experience to the table — it’s a win/win — and that’s exciting for Redwood RV.”
Montague will will oversee sales and marketing. Montague brings over 18 years of sales experience with companies like IBM and Xerox. He was part of the sales team at Keystone RV, another Thor subsidiary, for the past six years selling top brands like Montana and Cougar. “He believes starting from a fresh, clean slate will be advantageous in building a team and a new way of doing business,” Emahiser said.
“In today’s marketplace, dealers are facing new challenges — Redwood is going to do things differently,” says Montague. “My No. 1 focus will be to deliver a product that dealers are excited about selling. With Thor’s support and Emahiser’s experience, we are going to make the neccessary refinements in the selling and service relationship that dealers have been asking for,” he added.
A native of Columbus, Ind., Montague graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising from California Lutheran University. He resides in Elkhart, Ind., with his wife, Tera, and their two daughters.
Craig Weeks also joins Redwood RV as vice president of finance/CFO. He held similar titles during his 17 years at Damon Motor Coach, another Thor Industries subsidiary. “I’m excited to be part of Thor’s new venture into the high-end fifth wheel market,” said Weeks. “I look forward to helping integrate the vast resources of Thor with Redwood’s financial platform to better serve dealer, vendor and employee relationships.”