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 .

La Mesa RV Alters Management Team

Tue Dec 4, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

154394250837920.pngLa Mesa RV of San Diego, Calif., announces multiple promotions and additions to its management team at many of its RV dealerships.

Bill Miller is La Mesa RV’s new National Parts Manager. In this role, Miller will be handling all parts that are inventoried for immediate needs in service departments, supervising the negotiation of new contracts with vendors and managing the retail RV Parts World stores. Miller brings a depth of experience in the automotive world from General Motors, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Hyundai and Mazda dealerships.

Paul Jackson is now Parts Manager at La Mesa RV’s Phoenix store. Jackson joined La Mesa RV in 2005 working in parts in a now-closed metro Los Angeles facility. He then transferred to the position of Parts Manager for La Mesa RV in Mesa, Ariz. and again in 2014 to the Davis, Calif. facility.

JR Simmons is now Parts Manager for La Mesa RV in Davis, Calif. Simmons joined La Mesa RV in 2010 working in the Davis service department. He later worked in sales at both the San Diego and Davis locations.

Harry Vasilakis was recently named Service Manager for La Mesa RV in San Diego following the retirement of Jim Martin. Vasilakis joined the company in March 2001 in the San Diego parts department.

Chris Pettit was named Service Manager for La Mesa RV in Mesa, Ariz. Pettit joined La Mesa RV in 2007 after serving as a Master Certified RV Technician at several Phoenix area RV dealers. Most recently, he held the position of Recon Manager at the Mesa, Ariz. store. In his new role, Pettit will be responsible for all services performed at the Mesa store as well as training and recruiting service technicians and service advisors for the store.