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 .

LKQ Names Musselman Senior VP

Thu May 16, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155801833470141.pngLKQ Corporation has hired Ian P. Musselman as senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Musselman will open LKQ’s Washington, D.C., office and help establish a federal government affairs presence, as well as oversee existing government affairs activities, for the company.

LKQ Corporation, a global Fortune 300 company with nearly $12 billion in annual sales and approximately 51,000 employees, is a distributor of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ says its mission includes a focus on safety, reliability, and sustainability with respect to all aspects of its business.

“I am very pleased to have Ian join the senior leadership team of LKQ,” says LKQ President and CEO Dominick Zarcone. “His years of government affairs experience working on complex issues and his ability to navigate Congress, coupled with his strong relationships throughout Washington, will be invaluable to LKQ as we strengthen our voice at all levels of government. Additionally, Ian has tremendous experience in the automotive parts industry and advanced vehicle technologies, including automatic vehicle safety systems and alternative power technologies for light and heavy-duty vehicles. These skills will be an outstanding asset to our long-term growth strategy of adapting to the rapid change taking place in the automotive industry.”

Musselman joined Continental Automotive Group and Continental Tire of the Americas in September 2012 as director of government affairs for North America. In his role as director, Musselman’s responsibilities included establishing Continental’s first government affairs office in Washington, D.C., setting its government relations agenda, and implementing its government relations strategy before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. Musselman formed Continental’s state government affairs office in 2014, working with individual states on growth incentive packages, product development regulation, and employment matters.

“I look forward to using both my experience in establishing a government affairs presence in Washington, D.C. and my knowledge of the overall automotive industry’s legislative and regulatory dynamics to promote LKQ’s story at both the federal and state levels of government,” Musselman says.