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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 .

Navistar Makes Two Leadership Changes

Mon Mar 6, 2017

146548760912133.jpgNavistar International has appointed Persio Lisboa, president of operations, to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and promoted Associate General Counsel Curt Kramer to general counsel.

Lisboa will assume his new role effective immediately while Kramer will take over from Steven Covey, the retiring senior vice president and general counsel, on April 1.

Troy Clarke, Navistar chairman, president and CEO, noted Lisboa’s nearly three decades of work with the company and says Kramer’s legal expertise has helped drive transformation initiatives.

Lisboa oversaw strategic investments, procurement, product development and manufacturing at Navistar as president of operations and will now be in charge of operations, sales and global business pursuits as COO.

He was part of the team that negotiated the terms in Navistar’s strategic alliance with Volkswagen‘s truck and bus business, the U.S. truck and engine manufacturer says.

Kramer, who also currently serves as corporate secretary, will lead corporate governance and legal functions when he takes his new role as Covey ends 13 years of service as Navistar’s general counsel.