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rv-pro.com May 2020 • RV PRO • 19 for building top-quality RVs – largely remain their own business units and best practices will be shared among the group, according to Happe. Winnebago – both the parent company and the RV brand – will grow and thrive on its own merits if Happe has anything to say about it. "Our flagship brand – Winnebago – remains a critical, vital piece of our port- folio and one that we will continue to make major investments in to be successful in the future," he told dealers gathered during an opening breakfast at the JW Marriot Resort. "I joined Winnebago Industries in 2016 for two reasons. No. 1: The opportu- nity to restore market and financial great- ness to a great American iconic brand in Winnebago Industries. And second: The opportunity to lead personally and culti- vate a servant leader culture at our com- pany that would ultimately separate us from our competition. We have made strong progress in the past four years, but we have much work to do." The Voyage fifth wheel is Winnebago's stake in the ground in the fifth wheel market, according to CEO Michael Happe. Brian Hazelton, vice president and GM, (left), and Scott Degnan, VP of towables business, discuss Winnebago towables and motorized units during the opening dinner reception. PHOTOS BY TRAVIS O. PRYOR

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