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94 • RV PRO • April 2020 rv-pro.com News of Note News of Note RV I N S I G H T ProgressiveIndustries.net | 800.307.6702 | Milwaukee, WI USA Five year LIFETIME THREE year Portable EMS SURGE PROTECTORS EMS-PT30X EMS-PT50X Our EMS-PTX Models provide: ■ Open ground, open neutral & reverse polarity detection and protection ■ High and low voltage protection ■ A/C frequency protection ■ Built-in scrolling digital display ■ Current indication ■ Surge failure indicator ■ All weather shield assembly with tough Lexan housing RV Industry Assoc.iation Vice President of Stan- dards Bruce Hopkins has announced he will retire at the end of the year. Hopkins leaves behind a legacy of self-regulation that promotes uniform standards across the RV industry, instead of a patchwork of government regulations, according to RVIA. "Bruce's contributions to the RV industry and RVIA span an incredible 40 years and cannot be overstated," said RVIA Chairman Garry Enyart. "He has been a passionate and effective advocate representing the technical interests of the RV industry before national and international standards orga- nizations as well as agencies at the state and federal gov- ernment level. As vice pres- ident of standards, he is the 'godfather' of the industry's standards and inspection program – one of RVIA's core functions that impacts virtu- ally every manufacturer, sup- plier, dealer and RV consumer. Under his watch, RVIA seals have been affixed to literally millions of RVs." "The impact of Bruce's dedication and exemplary service to the Assoc.iation and the RV industry will be felt for decades to come," added RVIA President Craig Kirby. "He has had a tremen- dous impact on the industry through leading the develop- ment of RV standards that provide for a safe experience for RV consumers worldwide. Bruce has left an indelible mark on the industry and we are all the better for it. He is as passionate today about his job as the first day I met him." "I have had the immense pleasure of working with a great team in a terrific industry," said Hopkins. "If my legacy is to have created the foundation to keep our industry self-regulated and able to adapt quickly as the needs of the industry change, then that is something of which I can be very proud. What I am looking forward to now is ensuring the next generation of the standards team is pre- pared to lead the RV industry into the future." RVIA's Hopkins Announces Retirement

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