January '20

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158 • RV PRO • January 2020 rv-pro.com Reporting on the RV industry across North America News of Note News of Note RV I N S I G H T S RVIA Welcomes New Board The RV Industry Association Board of Directors has re-elected Garry Enyart, director mobile generator business at Cummins Power Systems, as chairman of the board for the year 2020. Enyart has served as chairman since being elected to the position last September. He also has held the posts of first vice chairman, second vice chairman, treasurer and secretary on the executive committee. Executive committee officers also were elected to their posts by the board of directors, including First Vice Chairman Jeff Rutherford, Airxcel; Second Vice Chairman Michael Happe, Winnebago Industries; and Secretary Bob Martin, THOR Industries. Forest River's Kevin McArt was named treasurer, replacing Matt Miller of Newmar, following that company's acquisition by Winnebago. RVIA President Craig Kirby also serves on the executive committee. In other actions at the meeting, RVIA's board of directors welcomed newly elected members of the board, including Matt Carboneau, district manager at Wesco Distribution; and Mary Pouliot, VP of sales and marketing at Thetford Corp. Newly appointed members of the board included Vikram Kaul, president of Extreme Out- doors, who was named to fulfill the remaining unexpired term of Joe Kikos; and Toby O'Rourke, president of Kampgrounds of America, named to an appointed director board seat. The term for 2020 RVIA board members and officers began Jan. 1. Nemeth Becomes CEO of Patrick Industries Patrick Industries President Andy L. Nemeth has suc- ceeded Todd M. Cleveland as CEO, in accordance with the company's executive succession plan. Nemeth will continue in his role as president and a director of the company. Cleveland will become executive chairman and will con- tinue to lead the board of directors while working closely with Nemeth and the senior leadership team. "The incredible talent and spirit in our organization, cou- pled with the energy and passion of our team members, are both inspiring and humbling," said Nemeth. "I'm excited and honored to lead Patrick and our 'customer first' culture with the goal of carrying on our legacy of leadership and perfor- mance and driving our growth trajectory and values-based organizational presence." Prior to assuming the position of president in 2016, Nemeth was executive VP of finance, secretary-treasurer and CFO from 2004 to 2015, VP of finance, CFO, and secretary-trea- surer from 2003 to 2004, and secretary-treasurer and CFO from 2002 to 2003. Nemeth joined the company in 1996. Aqua-Hot Hires Johnson as OEM Account Manager Aqua-Hot Heating Systems has hired Jordan Johnson as its OEM account manager. In his new role, Johnson is responsible for developing and fostering OEM relationships, creating and implementing strategic business plans and growing sales. In addition, he supports supplier agreement negotiations and manages promotional presentations. Prior to Aqua-Hot, Johnson served as account manager at Airgas, where he passed the International Safety Equipment Asso- ciation's Qualified Safety Sales Professional certifi- cation. Previously, he was the outside/inside sales lead at Titan Fittings. He holds OSHA 10 and 30 credentials. LCI Acquiring CURT for $340 Million LCI Industries has entered into a defini- tive agreement to acquire CURT Group for about $340 million. "With a strong reputation for product innovation, engineering, and brand excellence, we look forward to welcoming CURT President Rock Lambert and his team to the LCI family," said Jason Lippert, CEO and president of LCI. "Culturally, CURT is a strong fit, with a deep focus on delivering innovative products and an unwavering com- mitment to quality and superior customer service. Its highly complementary portfolio, combined with its strong brands and extensive distribution network, will significantly expand our addressable market." CURT, headquartered in Eau Claire, Wis., maintains a robust product portfolio comprised of thousands of SKUs across various product lines, including hitches, towing electricals, ball mounts, and cargo management. CURT owns and operates a stable of brands, including CURT, Aries, Luverne, Retrac, and UWS.

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