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rv-pro.com September 2020 • RV PRO • 121 "We feel we have an excellent opportunity to go to market and make an impact," Pescitelli says. Minder Research partners with LaVanture Products and Westco to distribute TireMinder TPMS to RV OEMs. "The demand for TPMS has picked up substantially at the manufacturing, dealer, and consumer levels because of the safety TPMS brings," Pescitelli says. He adds, "Automobiles have these systems perfected. They're built into the dash and integrated with other electronics, such as dashcams and backup cameras. As sim- ilar integrations are moving forward in the RV market, Minder is actively working with industry partners to bring TPMS into current offerings." Pescitelli says he knows a local Florida RV dealer who won't let an RV go off the lot without a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system, as he is a big believer that these products prevent accidents. "An accident is what takes an RV trip from dream to night- mare," Pescitelli says. Founded on Safety The desire to provide peace of mind and safety is what led the company's founder, Charles (Chuck) Fleischer, to start Minder in 1991. The company marketed its TPMS system from Ontario, Canada, until 2007, when it moved operations to Stuart, Fla., partnering with Debbie Druien, then president, where the company developed the wireless TireMinder TPMS it is best known for. In 2017, Valterra Products acquired Minder, allowing the company to expand its research, development and marketing efforts, according to Pescitelli. "The acquisition brought us a broad range of resources that helped increase our business and our reach," he says. "The acqui- sition improved everything from sourcing and logistics to dis- tribution. We gained an incredible team that covers all facets of the business." The acquisition continues a tradition of excellence. TireMinder secured the top spot in MotorHome and Trailer Life magazines' This display at Minder's offices in Stuart, Fla., shows just a few of the supplier's tire pressure monitoring systems. The company developed its first wireless tow system in 2007. Upgrade Your Models and Stand Out with the Versatile, Rock Solid Lagun Table Leg System Lagun RV Table Mount System 3040 Leversee Rd. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 243-9610 www.lagunusa.com • Swivel in use or out of the way to create more floor space and access overhead storage • Rugged anodized aluminum holds over 50 pounds • Takes larger table top sizes up to 30" x 40" • Eliminates holes in the floor and annoying wobbly tables • Locks into place quickly and easily with the hand locks • Additional mounts for quick table placement almost anywhere, even outside • Breaks down and stores on base of table • Easily adjustable for varied user heights and workplace environments

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