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 .

Windish RV Makes Leadership Changes

Fri Mar 22, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155326246487540.pngWindish RV Center in Lakewood, Colo., made several recent leadership changes.

Corey Shaw (right in photo) has been promoted to general manager and Whitney Holtz has joined the dealership as vice president of operations.

Shaw has 16 years of experience in the RV industry. He joined the Windish sales team in 2006 and was previously sales manager at the Lakewood location. In his new role, Shaw will oversee operations across all three Windish RV locations. A Colorado native, he is an avid camper and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wyoming.

Holtz (left in photo) will oversee day-to-day operations to support the continued growth of Windish RV. She is a Colorado native and the granddaughter of Dale Windish, founder of Windish RV. Before joining Windish RV she worked in marketing and communications strategy for TTEC, a global leader in customer experience technology and services. She began her career in consulting in the area of media rights of sports franchises and media properties before moving to Chicago to manage ticket operations for the Chicago Cubs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Trinity University and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Denver.

“It is the people at Windish RV that make us great,” President and Owner Carolyn Windish Irwin says. “Corey and Whitney embody and subscribe to that belief. Together they represent the future of Windish and will help us continue to grow the business and our involvement in the Colorado community.”