2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click 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.