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.

Humphreys Appointed New Airstream COO

Fri Feb 16, 2018

151881003527730.jpgAirstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler has announced that Vice President of Sales Justin Humphreys will serve as the company’s new chief operating officer.

“It’s not just an opportunity to serve as Airstream’s COO, it’s also an honor,” Humphreys says. “I look forward to continuing Airstream’s storied history of excellence and doing my part to ensure the company is ready for the next generation of Airstreamers.”

As COO, Humphreys will oversee sales, service, parts, engineering, production, finance, purchasing and human resources for the Jackson Center, Ohio-based company.

Airstream hit a new sales record in each of Humphreys' seven years as vice president of sales. In addition, he was responsible for overseeing parts and service, which also have grown substantially under his guidance. Humphreys recently led the successful implementation of the Five Rivet dealer standards program, which is designed to improve the customer ownership experience through Airstream’s dealer network.

“Justin has been integral in all high-level strategic decisions here at Airstream,” Wheeler says. “His new role as COO will enable us to further deepen our almost 90-year commitment of creating the world’s best recreational vehicles for our customers and dealer partners.”

Humphreys is a graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and has been in the RV industry for 20 years. He, his wife, Jennifer, and his three children are avid Airstreamers.

Humphreys' appointment is due in part to the key role Wheeler will play in the new joint venture between Thor Industries and Tourism Holdings Ltd. (thl) to create the premiere global digital platform for the RV industry, TH2.

“With RV ownership at all-time highs and consumers more digitally connected than ever, we are seizing this opportunity to bring a new level of connectivity to RV owners everywhere,” Wheeler says.