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 .

LKQ Promotes Fortner to VP of Insurance, Sales and Marketing

Thu Dec 21, 2017

147862360647876.pngChicago—Terry Fortner has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Insurance, Sales and Marketing at the LKQ Corporation.

Previously, Fortner worked as the vice president of corporate accounts leading the oversight of key accounts including insurance and collision repair.

Fortner will lead the formation of corporate and strategic sales plans for LKQ's wholesale division in North America, and will maintain and enhance the company’s relationships with insurance companies, as well as creating new business opportunities, according to a story by Collision Repair Magazine. He will also direct and all corporate sales, insurance marketing and business development operations, including market competitiveness and channel strategy. In addition, he has leadership over government affairs and quality assurance.

Prior to LKQ, Fortner spent 32 years at Nationwide Insurance, previously holding the position of Vice President of Material Damage Claims. He holds a BSBA from Western Carolina University and completed executive studies at Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. Fortner is involved in several industry associations and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Collision Repair Education Foundation.