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 .

RVIA Names New Chairman, Other Officers

Fri Oct 5, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153667725844813.pngGarry Enyart, director of mobile generator sales and coach care at Onan/Cummins Power Generation was elected as chairman of the RV Industry Association board of directors for the 2019 fiscal year.

“We are looking forward to working with Garry over the next year as we continue moving forward with our new strategic initiatives, RVX and the RV Technical Institute,” said RV Industry Association President Frank Hugelmeyer. “Garry has been a leader and advocate for the RV industry for years and his involvement on the board spans 15 years. The level of experience and expertise that his leadership brings will prove invaluable over the coming year as we continue making strides in moving the industry forward.”

Enyart has served on the board in various roles since 2005 and a member of the executive committee since 2013. He is also a current member of the audit, awards, China, public and legislative affairs and strategic planning committees. He is also a member of the Consumer Satisfaction Coalition, RV Service Training Council and RVDA/RVIA Certification Governing Board.
In addition to selecting a new chairman, the association’s board of directors also named a new executive committee that includes First Vice Chairman Matt Miller, president of Newmar Corporation; Second Vice Chairman Mike Happe, president of Winnebago Industries; Treasurer Jeff Rutherford, president of Airxcel, Inc.; Secretary Bob Martin, president, CEO and director of Thor Industries, Ex Officio Bob Parrish, vice president of Wells Fargo CDF and RV Industry Association President Frank Hugelmeyer. All officers began their one-year terms on Oct. 1, 2018.

In other actions at the meeting, the board approved a 15-month budget of $23.7 million dollars for fiscal year 2019 that holds membership costs in place while funding essential programs and initiatives to accomplish the association’s mission of promoting and protecting the RV industry and its members. They also approved a motion to secure space for future RVX events up to three years in advance.

Newly elected and re-elected board members began their new terms on October 1, 2018:

Manufacturer Representatives: Chris Baum, Liberty Outdoors; Paul Cassidy, Erwin Hymer Group; Jack Cole, Lance Campers/REV Group; and Brett Randall, Columbia Northwest, Inc./Aliner.

Supplier Representative: Ellen Keitzmann, Blue Ox.

At-Large Representatives: Garry Enyart, Onan/Cummins and Elden Wood, Carefree of Colorado.