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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 .

Aristech Announces new CEO

Thu Jul 27, 2017

FLORENCE, Ken. - Aristech Surfaces LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of surface products and design material for the RV and related industries, has announced that Mike Marchi has been selected by the Aristech board of directors as its new chief executive officer. Marchi assumes his new role effective Aug. 1. Marchi succeeds Ross McMillan, who will remain involved in the company as a board member.

“The Aristech board could not have picked a better person to lead Aristech moving forward," McMillan says. "Mike is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the building products industry and brings an intense customer service and quality focus to the position. He is a strong advocate for relationship building and I know our customers will benefit from this.

Marchi joins Aristech at a time the company is poised for growth. With a solid base of business through its Aristech Acrylics, Avonite Acrylic Solid Surface and Studio Collection brands, Marchi will be responsible for defining new organic strategic growth opportunities as well as M&A pursuits.

“I’m excited to be walking into a successful, established organization where my focus will be on strategic growth,” Marchi says. "Ross McMillan is leaving Aristech as a highly functioning organization delivering attractive results year over year. I’m in the fortunate position of being able to lead Aristech into the next wave of growth exploring new market and product opportunities globally.”

Marchi brings more than 30 years of experience to this position, with the majority in the building products industry. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Lixil Water Technology Americas. His other previous posts include; CEO and president of Grohe Americas, president of Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas and president of Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, a Kohler Company. He spent the initial 15 years of his career at GE where he acquired his strong process and quality management skillset. Marchi is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s General Manager Program and holds an MBA from DePaul University and a BS degree in economics and
marketing from Elmhurst College.