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 .

RVAA Announces Board of Directors for 2016-17

Thu Aug 18, 2016

145571930250230.jpgCHICAGO – The Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) has announced that three members were elected, and one re-elected, to the Board of Directors for 2016-17. RVAA announced the election results during the Business Luncheon portion of the Executive Conference in Chicago this week.

Bruce Terwiske from Meyer Distributing joins the board as a representative for the Distributor membership category; John Tinghitella also was elected as a new Supplier rep to the Board. Bob Brammer from Stromberg Carlson was re-elected as a Supplier representative; and Garry Weaver from Dealer Resources Group joins in the Agent category. All four Board members will serve a three-year term.

2016–17 RVAA Executive Board Committee
President - Susan Carpenter – JR Products
Vice President - Steve Johnson – Northern Wholesale
Treasurer - Tom Manning – Manning & Assoc.
Secretary - Matt Warner – Unified RV
Board Representative - Craig Floyd, Industrial Finishes & Systems
Past President - Jim Stark – Dealer Resources Group

2016-17 RVAA Distributor Board Representatives
Brad Green – National RV Supply / Lightning RV Supply
Bruce Terwiske – Meyer Distributing
Art Tischer – Atlas Trailer Supply
Jon White – NTP-STAG

2016-17 RVAA Supplier Board Representatives
Bob Brammer - Stromberg Carlson
John Tinghitella - RV Designer
Joe Santos – Cequent

2016-17 RVAA Agent Board Representatives
Garry Weaver - Dealer Resources Group
Steve Stewart – Manning & Assoc.

2016–17 RVAA Service Board Representative
Dana Nelsen – RV News