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 .
Mon Jun 19, 2017
Mississauga, Ontario - Keystone Automotive Operation Canada has announced the promotion of Rob Edwards to Director of Sales and Chris Cisalowicz to Regional Sales Manager.
Edwards is a 36-year RV industry veteran with deep roots in the market. From humble beginnings working the wash bay at The Hitch House in Barrie, Ontario, he has amassed an incredible amount of experience and knowledge over his career.
“He has the unique ability to leverage RV dealership operations, OEM sales and aftermarket distribution experiences to help his customers and teams grow,” NTP-Stag Vice Preident of Canada Sales Ralph Ruzzi says. "He is ideally suited to help us handle our growth and exciting future for the NTP-STAG Canada Team.”
Edwards joined Keystone Canada in February 2012 after running the Coast Distribution Sales efforts in Canada. He held the role of Regional Sales Manager for KAO’s RV business in Canada and was instrumental in the growth and integration of Stag-Parkway and Coast into the NTP family.
“His efforts played a key role in the successful integration of customers, cultures and personnel during a very important phase of our growth, furthering our commitment to serve customers in Canada,” Ruzzi says.
“This is an important and exciting time for our company,” Edwards says. "We are investing heavily in new business solutions aimed at getting our customers the right products when they need them along with marketing and merchandising tools to help them sell more profitably. I think these commitments put us in the best possible position to support RV aftermarket sales and service in Canada. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by a quality team, working in a market that has provided so many great opportunities, memories and friendships.”
Chris Cisalowicz will be moving into the Regional Sales Role for NTP/Stag Canada’s Mississauga location and will report directly to Edwards. Cisalowicz joined Keystone in 2010 as a customer support agent and moved into sales in 2011.
“Chris’s dedication to his customers is undeniable,” Edwards says. "He has immersed himself in the market and has become an invaluable and inspirational member of our sales team. I can’t wait to see his brand of enthusiasm unleashed as a sales manager. The customers in his region are in for a real treat.”
“I’m extremely excited to lead the best sales team in the RV aftermarket industry and with the support of our suppliers and Keystone Operations teams, we will work to further improve our customers’ experiences while growing our partnerships with them," Cisalowicz says.