RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Two New Directors of Business Development Join Northpoint

Tue Jun 28, 2016

Alpharetta, Georgia – Two new Directors of Business Development have joined Northpoint Commercial Finance’s Field Sales Organization.

With a highly successful background in floor plan financing, Richard Derbonne will lead development efforts in Texas and Oklahoma. Derbonne joins the Northpoint team from GE Franchise Finance with deep experience gained over more than 20 years in financial services. Previously, Derbonne held senior sales and management positions with such companies as Transamerica, Bombardier, First Horizon National and GE Commercial Distribution Finance.

Based in North Carolina, Greg Nash will lead development efforts in the eastern states of North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. He brings more than 25 years of floor plan financing experience with companies such as ITT, Deutsche Financial Services, Textron Financial, and most recently, NextGear Capital. Nash’s strong track record and experience includes a heavy emphasis on business development and growing dealer relationships.

“This is an exciting growth period for Northpoint as we expand our customer base and provide innovative, customized finance solutions to help customers grow,” Northpoint Vice President of National Accounts Jeff Olander says. “With their decades of experience and top-notch skills, I’m confident Rick and Greg will both play a key role in deepening relationships in our key market areas and strengthening our resources.”

Director of Business Development Greg DeCastro, who previously covered Texas and Oklahoma, has relocated to South Carolina and will cover that state along with Georgia and eastern Tennessee.