2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

LCI Appoints Johnny Sirpilla to Board of Directors

Fri Nov 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

157383295924363.pngLCI Industries, whose wholly owned subsidiary Lippert Components Inc. supplies a broad array of highly engineered products to OEMs and the aftermarket in the RV industry, has appointed Johnny Sirpilla to its board of directors as an additional independent director. Sirpilla will also serve on the board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating and Strategy and Acquisition committees.

Previously, Sirpilla served as president of Camping World Accessory Stores, a 140-store nationwide retail chain serving the RV industry. In 2012, he was promoted to chief business development officer for parent company Camping World and Good Sam, with annual sales of more than $3.5 billion. Over his 14 years at Camping World, he was responsible for oversight of dealership operations in service, F&I, business development, new store acquisitions, and new location market selection and construction. Additionally, his teams oversaw call center operations, buying and merchandising, parts and accessories inventory, distribution center supply chain, wholesale distribution and acquisitions relating to product development and distribution. Sirpilla retired from Camping World in 2017 after a successful IPO.

Sirpilla is the founder of Encourage LLC, a small private equity firm investing in industries including population health management, employee health and supplemental benefits, medical device development, cancer prevention testing, leadership and public speaking, fashion and interior design, senior living communities, residential and commercial development projects, spirit investments and event venue locations, among others.

“We are excited about Johnny’s addition to our Board,” says Jim Gero, chairman of LCI Industries’ board of directors. “His diverse background, RV industry expertise, and personal values will be a great benefit to LCI Industries and our stockholders.”

Sirpilla is a current Board Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Aultman Health Foundation, TecTraum and The Pregnancy Support Center. He also serves as chairman of the board for the Stark County Catholic Schools.

Sirpilla joins directors Jim Gero, Jason Lippert, David Reed, Brendan Deely, Frank Crespo, Kieran O’Sullivan, Tracy Graham, Ginnie Henkels and Ron Fenech on the company’s board, each for a one-year term ending at the next annual election of directors.