2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Allison Transmission Announces Leadership Changes Effective June 2018

Thu Sep 7, 2017

150479843114434.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - The board of directors for Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. have announced that President and Chief Financial Officer David Graziosi will succeed Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Dewey on June 1, 2018.

"Larry is an exceptional leader who has successfully guided Allison through several periods of significant change while positioning it well for the future," says Thomas Rabaut, lead director of the board and chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for Allison. "Since joining Allison in 2007, Dave has demonstrated excellent leadership skills, a clear understanding of Allison and the ability to expand his role."

"I am honored to be selected to succeed Larry as Allison's next CEO," Graziosi says. “As the longest-serving head of Allison in its 100 year-plus history, he established standards and performance that separate the company from virtually any other industrial enterprise. I believe Allison and its talented employees are positioned to realize the opportunities that lie ahead, and continue the heritage of leadership in the markets we serve and in the communities where we live and work."

Graziosi, 51, joined Allison as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, in November 2007 shortly after the sale of Allison Transmission by General Motors to The Carlyle Group and Onex Corporation, ultimately leading to an IPO in March 2012. Graziosi was named president in January 2016, and in this current role oversees Operations, Purchasing and Supplier Quality, Quality and Reliability, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Information Systems and Services, and Financial activities. Graziosi began his career in public accounting and has extensive experience in multinational manufacturing businesses.

"Dave has been instrumental in all aspects of our financial management from day one, and, as he has taken on the responsibilities of President, he has led each of his functional groups to successfully implement a variety of initiatives to improve our business," Dewey says. “With Dave's very capable leadership supported by the efforts of the accomplished Allison team, I am excited about the future for Allison Transmission."

The board will consider both internal and external candidates to assume Allison's CFO position and implement an appropriate transition plan, according to a press release.