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 21, 2016
Middletown, Rhode Island – KVH Industries, Inc. has announced that Brent Bruun, currently executive vice president of mobile broadband for the company, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer. In this position, Bruun will assume direct responsibility for KVH’s corporate development, as well as operational responsibility for mobile communications products and services for maritime and land markets. His purview as COO covers the customer lifecycle from sales and manufacturing through customer onboarding and on into long-term services, support and customer retention.
“In the eight years that Brent has been with KVH, he has demonstrated time and again his strategic vision and commitment to executional excellence,” KVH Ceo and President Martin Kits says. “Building from our position of market leadership, and uniting the key portions of the customer experience, we look forward to Brent’s further contributions to our growth and to extending customer satisfaction and loyalty. Our solutions, particularly in commercial maritime, are the broadest in the industry, and we expect Brent will be instrumental in further broadening and deepening our customer base.”
Brent Bruun joined KVH in early 2008, and has served as executive vice president of the mobile broadband group, the company’s largest business unit. Bruun was previously senior vice president with satellite operator SES Americom, and gained strong corporate financial background from positions held with GE Capital and KPMG earlier in his career.
“I’m tremendously excited to be taking on this new role as COO,” Bruun says. “We have many opportunities to drive toward providing the most comprehensive and seamless customer experience in the industry, allowing us to build on our current customer base and attract new customers as the move to VSAT accelerates. I’m looking forward to seeing further market growth and to driving greater shareholder value moving forward.”
For more information about KVH’s complete maritime solution, visit the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm website. For a KVH company overview, view the movie “KVH – Innovation that Enables a Mobile World.”