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 .

Innovative Lighting Hires Patrick Meyer as New CEO

Wed Dec 28, 2016

148294751772946.jpgInnovative Lighting, Inc. has named a new Chief Executive Officer and President, after longtime CEO and Founder Jerry Handsaker decided to hand the reins over and serve as the company's executive chairman. Handsaker will continue to be involved in the company's products and innovations, but is relinquishing the management duties in order to spend more time with his family, an Innovative spokesperson says, according to a story in LEDs Magazine.

Patrick Meyer took over as CEO and President of the Roland, Iowa-based company last month, about a year after he left Pella, where he spent 25 years, including the last six as CEO.

"Meyer's experience in guiding companies through periods of growth will be an asset as we continue to build off our successes through our brands such as Genisys," the Innovative spokesperson says, according to LEDs Magazine. "Meyer is focused on utilizing his knowledge of green technology and advanced manufacturing practices to emphasize Innovative Lighting's energy saving products."

Additional Information: http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2016/12/innovative-lighting-names-new-ceo.html