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 .
Fri Aug 18, 2017
Jayco has added two new employees to its executive team.
Frank Gregor has joined Matt Thompson and the Jayco executive team as vice president of purchasing. In this role, Gregor is overseeing purchasing for all Jayco divisions inclusive of Jayco, Entegra Coach, Starcraft RV and Highland Ridge RV. Gregor joins Jayco from Whirlpool Corp. where he worked since 2008 in various capacities, most recently as global director for resins and chemicals. Prior to that, he was the lead for various teams at Lear Corporation, such as metal and plastic commodities, complex assemblies and textiles, including a stint as director of operations based in Mexico.
Leading engineering for all Jayco divisions, Ted Jacquay has joined the Jayco executive team as vice president of engineering. In this role, Jacquay oversees all Jayco, Entegra Coach, Highland Ridge RV and Starcraft RV engineering. Jacquay brings with him expertise in new product development and management of large teams supporting multiple product lines. Most recently, Jacquay was with Autocar Truck Company, developing and producing commercial trucks. In addition, Jacquay spent time at Caterpillar truck division, as well as Navistar, focusing on large, complex development programs from inception to launch.
“Frank and Tedd both bring tremendous knowledge and expertise in their respective fields,” Jayco COO Matt Thompson says. "We’re excited to incorporate their out of the box thinking into the RV industry. They will be valuable additions to our talented management team.”