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 .

Skyline Champion CEO to Retire

Thu May 2, 2019

155681008565066.pngSkyline Champion Corporation says CEO Keith Anderson will retire on June 1, 2019. The company’s board of directors has appointed Mark Yost, executive vice president and president of U.S. operations, to serve as Anderson’s successor, effective June 1.

In addition, Yost will join the board of directors, effective immediately. Anderson will continue to serve as a board member to ensure a seamless transition, the company says.

“Keith has played an important role in the growth of Champion Home Builders and then Skyline Champion through the combination with Skyline Corporation last year,” says Timothy Bernlohr, board chairman. I would like to thank Keith for his tremendous contribution over the years as he helped build the foundation to position the company for success in the years to come. We look forward to his continued strategic vision and guidance to the company as a member of the board.”

Anderson says, “It has been a pleasure leading Skyline Champion during such an exciting period for the company and I look forward to continuing to serve on the board. I would like to thank all of our employees for their hard work and dedication in making Skyline Champion the largest publicly traded, factory-built housing company in North America.

"I believe that Mark is the right leader for the next stage of Skyline Champion and I remain confident that he can continue to leverage the strong momentum in the business," Anderson says. "Mark and the company’s leadership team have been instrumental in achieving Skyline Champion’s strategic goals and will drive future value to our employees, customers and shareholders.”

Yost says, “I am excited to move into this new role and work with the entire team to create an even more dynamic Skyline Champion, building upon the progress we have made as an industry leader in solving people’s housing needs and creating value for all of our stakeholders. Over the past several years, I have developed a deep appreciation for our people, values and customers, and look forward to working together as we continue to grow.”

Skyline Champion also announced these promotions:

Joe Kimmell and Wade Lyall are being promoted to executive vice president.
Kimmell will become EVP U.S. operations and was previously regional vice president of the company’s Northeast Region, overseeing seven plant operations and the company’s U.S. purchasing function. Lyall will become EVP U.S. business development and was previously regional vice president of the company’s South region overseeing six plants and the company’s national sales programs.