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 .

Johansson Out, Vargues In as Dometic CEO

Wed Jul 19, 2017

150055803357767.jpgRoger Johansson, CEO and President of Dometic (pictured here), has decided to leave his assignment in joint understanding with the Board of Directors. Juan Vargues, currently head of the Entrance Systems division at ASSA ABLOY, has been appointed as new CEO. Roger Johansson will remain in his current role until the year-end.

“I would like to thank Roger for his five years with Dometic. Roger has achieved an outstanding transformation of the company, with the IPO in 2015 as an important milestone. Today, the company stands very strong and now enters the next phase. With Juan’s strong business experience and proved leadership, I and the board have found a very suitable leader for the next phase in the company’s development,” says Fredrik Cappelen, Chairman of the Board at Dometic.

“I am leaving Dometic after five intense years. Following an extensive transformation, the company now stands strong. I still have a lot of heart for the company, but now is a good moment for a new leader to continue Dometic’s fantastic journey ahead.” Roger Johansson says. “I have made this decision as I want to pursue a number of private projects before I decide to take on any new assignments.”

“I have accepted the offer to become the new CEO of Dometic with great humility,” Juan Vargues says. “I am really looking forward to lead the company to the next level and continue the successful work that Roger and his team has initiated.”

Roger Johansson will continue as CEO until the year-end, when Juan Vargues take office as CEO.

Juan Vargues, currently Head of Entrance Systems at ASSA ABLOY, previously worked as President and CEO of the Besam Group and has held several positions within the SKF group.