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 .

Hellwig Hires Two New Executives

Fri Nov 30, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

154359319939023.pngHellwig Suspension Products announces that Brett Kinsfather has been hired as director of sales & marketing and Karen Grassel has joined as the company’s new customer service manager.

Kinsfather, who has extensive aftermarket experience and industry knowledge, will direct the marketing department as well as lead the sales team. Grassel will support the Hellwig customer service department and is tasked with further streamlining customer satisfaction through her extensive experience in the service industry.

“We are thrilled to continue growing our team,” Hellwig President Melanie White says. “The addition of Brett and Karen will help us as we move into 2019 and expand our business ventures in all areas. Brett’s proven track record in business-to-business sales is going to help us elevate our business to the next level.”

Kinsfather comes to Hellwig with a strong marketing and sales background, having worked extensively with both manufacturers and distribution. Kinsfather most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing at Motovicity Distribution, where he launched several high yielding sales and marketing initiatives.

Grassel developed her skills in sales, management and business development in the food service industries with George’s Greek Café and Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurants. Grassel also earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Long Beach State.