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 .
Tue Sep 27, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana - Patrick Industries, Inc. has announced that effective immediately, Jeffrey Rodino, Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Sales Officer. Kip Ellis, Vice President of Market Development, will assume the position of Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.
"We continue to align our talent to maximize focus and capacity to position ourselves to most effectively serve our customer base," Patrick CEO Todd Cleveland says. "Jeff has a proven track record of executive leadership and accomplishment in our organization and will help drive our efforts to strategically grow our overall business model and expand our customer base and product line offerings. Kip, who also has a proven track record and background in executive leadership in the industry, will work side by side with Jeff to strategically align our focus on maximizing efficiencies, cross-selling opportunities and operating performance."
"Both Jeff and Kip's new roles recognize the increasingly dynamic management needs of the company and our efforts to continuously provide capacity for growth as we drive revenues in excess of $1.2 billion, including the acquisition of six additional companies thus far in fiscal 2016," Patrick President Andy Nemeth says. "We are highly confident in their abilities to continue to lead the company into the future, and look forward to our ongoing partnership with Jeff, Kip, other key leaders and the rest of the Patrick organization that has been instrumental in driving the execution of our strategic plan and our goal of continually increasing customer and shareholder value."
Prior to assuming the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Sales Officer, Rodino, age 46, was executive vice president of sales and chief operating officer of the company since March 2013, and executive vice president of sales since December 2011. Prior to that, Rodino served as vice president of sales for the Midwest from August 2009 to December 2011 and was elected an Officer in May 2010. Rodino also served in a variety of top-level sales and marketing roles after joining Patrick in 2007 and held similar key sales positions during his tenure with Adorn from 2001 until May 2007, when Adorn was acquired by Patrick. Rodino has more than 23 years of experience serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets.
Ellis, age 42, joined the Company in April 2016 as its vice president of market development. Prior to his role at Patrick, Ellis served in several executive leadership, product development and sales management positions at Atwood Mobile Products from 2007 to 2015, and most recently, the Dometic Group. Ellis has more than 19 years of experience serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets.