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 .
Thu Jul 7, 2016
Dometic Group has announced the appointment of Bengt Thorsson as new Regional President of EMEA with full effect from Oct. 1, 2016.
Thorsson succeeds Joachim Kinscher, who after more than 40 years of service with the company, has chosen to step down from his role as Regional President of EMEA and take on an advisory position for the Group. Kinscher and Thorsson will work in parallel during a transition period.
Thorsson joins from Scania where he most recently was senior vice president of commercial operations in Europe.
"With Bengt Thorsson joining us from Scania, we have found a very suitable successor for the role of Regional President for EMEA," Dometic Group President and CEO Roger Johansson says. "Bengt's wealth of experience in developing aftermarket businesses in one of our core customer sectors, as well as a very strong track record as a leader in one of the most respected companies within the global automotive industry, will further strengthen our competence and leadership in Dometic's Group Management."
"After a tremendous career with Electrolux and Dometic, Joachim has chosen to refocus his work life. He will continue to work as strategic advisor for me and the Group, mainly involved in activities related to mergers and acquisitions and business development. Joachim has been instrumental in building today's Dometic. His in-depth knowledge of our markets in general and the RV markets in particular, combined with his relentless energy and passion for the business have made him a highly respected leader, both internally and externally. I am very grateful for his invaluable contributions over the years."
Thorsson will start on Sept. 1 and will work during a transition period in September jointly with Joachim Kinscher until the above changes take full effect as of Oct. 1. He will work out of Siegen and Emsdetten in Germany.