Elkhart, Ind.-based Forest River Inc. announced today (Nov. 17) that Lawton Tinley will be the new general manager of the company’s Work and Play division.
According to a press release, Tinley brings “a wealth of knowledge, operational and sales experience, customer relations, team building skills and energy to Work and Play.”
Previously, Tinley served as general manager of Coachmen RV’s Georgia division from 1984 through 2008, which manufactured and sold travel trailers, fifth-wheels and sport utility trailers. The division was not part of Forest River’s asset purchases at the time of acquiring Coachmen RV.
In the release, Forest River stated: “Tinley’s contagious passion and enthusiasm, proven leadership skills and his product knowledge and strong dealer relation skills will undoubtedly add value to Work and Play and its valued dealers.”