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18 • RV PRO • April 2019 rv-pro.com R V M A N U F A C T U R E R S from page 15 "Oftentimes, people possess the DNA (to be successful) but you need a leg up you need an opportunity to be surrounded by strong people so that you can learn from good examples," he says. "I've always thought every opportunity is a learning opportunity. "In my 17-year career at Coachmen, I learned from people whose decisions were strong, pro-people decisions," he adds. "I would watch people make deci- sions that were so insightful." He also learned "not to beat the dog." He remembers a situation where he said to himself, "If I'm ever in management, I won't be that way." Clark thrived in sales. In that era, Coachmen divided its sales responsibil- ities by region, rather than by brand, so by the late 1990s, Clark had become manager over all the territory west of Besides Don Clark and Mike Terlep, Coachmen Industries produced a number of prominent RV industry leaders, including Thor Industries' President Bob Martin (left), and former longtime Dicor President Gregg Fore (above). 2018 7 X READERS' CHOICE GOLD AWARD WINNER 2012 - 2018 The best protection for your journey. ™ WITHOUT AN EQUAL ® Voted The #1 Sway Control Hitch in America, 7 years in a row. equalizerhitch.com 800-478-5578

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