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Nexus RV Expands Sales Team

Wed Sep 5, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

NeXus RV has announced an expansion of their sales team by adding several industry veterans.

"The first thing we did was to separate our Class C division and Class A division with the addition of Mike Peterson as VP of Class A's," said Claude Donati, chairman and co-founder of NeXus RV. "As our brands have continued to grow and dealerships are investing in NeXus RV, we wanted to assure we are providing the best product training and sales support to the great dealerships that are signing up with us.”

Steve Jacobs, vice president of sales will lead the Class C division and has hired Colby Dorman as the West Coast regional sales manager. Colby comes with many years of experience on the retail side of the business and will reside in California, making it easy to visit and assist dealerships with developing the NeXus RV brands.

“After many years working for RV dealerships, I am very honored and excited to be part of this great team that has been assembled,” he said. “The product has many exclusive features that dealers are able to build value on through the sales process.”

“Colby will be handling our West coast accounts and David Lint will be handling our North East accounts, while I oversee the Southeast in addition to managing the product development and marketing of the Class C products,” said Jacobs.

Mike Peterson joined NeXus RV in July as vice president of the Class A division. He wasted no time in putting together a team of sales professionals. Dymon Ferrer, an industry veteran with vast dealer and management experience will oversee the Class A products for the West Coast.

“After reviewing the plans NeXus RV has for the Class A division I am excited to join the team,” Dymon said. “I have spent many years developing great relationships with the dealers on the west coast, and this product will assist those dealers in staying ahead of the competition.”

Kris Lash said, “I am very excited to be part of this company; it’s clear the leadership has big plans and I am hopeful to be part of the next wave of products that will help many dealerships continue to make money and grow.”

Lash will be the East Coast Regional sales manager for the Class A products.

“We are finishing our first year of selling to the dealership network. Our decision to do so has been a huge success. We have assembled one of the best manufacturing teams in the industry. By adding these sales experts to our team, there is no doubt that we will continue our growth in 2019,” said Claude Donati, co-founder of the company.