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 .

Dometic Announces New Regional President of Americas

Mon Oct 31, 2016

147800870399271.jpgDometic Group has announced the appointment of Scott Nelson as new Regional President of Americas, effective Dec. 1. Nelson succeeds Frank Marciano, who will retire after more than 25 years with Dometic. Marciano will be working with Nelson to ensure a good transition, according to a press release.

Nelson joins Dometic from Sullair Corporation, part of Accudyne Industries, where he was Global President.

"Scott Nelson is a highly suitable successor for the Regional President Americas role,” Dometic President and CEO Roger Johansson says. “In joining Dometic, Scott brings with him a broad experience of leading and developing international businesses. Scott spent more than 20 years with Bobcat Company where he held various roles as Global President of Bobcat Company, President Americas and EMEA. Scott’s very strong commercial and international profile will further strengthen the Group Management Team.”

"Frank Marciano has been playing a critical role in developing our company," Johansson says. "His in-depth knowledge of our markets in general and specifically the Marine markets in combination with his passion for the business, our customers and our people, have made him a highly respected leader, internally as well as externally. I thank him for his great contributions over the years."

Nelson will be based in Elkhart, Indiana.