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 Nov 13, 2017
ELKHART, Ind. – Christina Garvey joins ASA Electronics as RV OEM Account Manager to support the company's expanded product line and increased sales, according to a company announcement. Garvey has several years of experience as a pharmaceutical sales representative as well as experience as a retail district manager.
"We're introducing a lot of new products to the market and it's generating a lot of excitement which means more business. We want to be sure that we're giving all of our customers the kind of support and attention they deserve as we continue to grow," Jim Hess, ASA RV-industry manager, says. "We are excited to add Chris to our growing sales team. She brings a wealth of selling experience and will be a great addition to the future of ASA."
According to the ASA announcement, Garvey honed her skills in her previous work by building lasting relationships with her customers across the Midwest and she intends to put that same ability to work at ASA Electronics. She says her focus right now is on getting to know her new clients well enough that she will be able to anticipate their needs and goals.
Garvey's selling career has spanned much of the heartland, covering states from North Dakota all the way to Ohio. In her new role, Garvey will be working with RV OEMs in Indiana and Ohio, keeping her closer to her family and her home in Elkhart. When she isn't working, Garvey enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years and their daughter, and giving back to her community.
"Elkhart is home. I was born and raised here and my husband and I decided to raise our daughter here," Garvey said. "We want to invest in her future and the future of Elkhart so we recently started a volunteer organization in our family's name that has a focus on art education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education for the kids in the community."
Garvey also enjoys reading, yoga, snow skiing, and running 5Ks.