Newmar Honors Sammut, Top Dealers

A picture of Jeff Hirsch congratulating John Sammut for a job well done at Newmar's 2023 dealer meeting

Newmar presented its Dealer Excellence Awards at its gala dinner event Thursday night at the manufacturer’s annual dealer meeting.

The event, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, also served as a send-off to Vice President of Sales John Sammut. Sammut is retiring after the dealer meeting after serving 19 years with Newmar.

Tributes to Sammut began with the opening presentations Wednesday but culminated Thursday night in a tribute from Campers Inn owner and CEO Jeff Hirsch. Hirsch told attendees about scaling the top of the Waynapicchu mountain with Sammut in Machu Picchu. As he recounted the tale and the impact the event had on his life, he presented Sammut with a glass figure inscribed: “Thank you for taking us to the top of the mountain. Your dealer family.”

A picture of a visibly moved John Sammut at the Newmar Awards banquet 2023
A visibly moved John Sammut at the 2023 Newmar dealer meeting

Sammut, who said he hoped to make it through the meeting without being visibly moved, brushed away moisture from his eyes and once again thanked all in attendance.

Newmar presented 10 dealers with Sales Excellence Awards at the ceremony, as well as 22 dealers with Service Excellence Awards.

National Indoor RV Centers in Lewisville, Texas, was awarded the Not Just a Number award.

Sales Excellence Award winners were:

  • Bish’s RV
  • Blue Compass RV
  • General RV
  • Independence RV
  • Lazydays RV
  • Midway Motor Homes
  • National Indoor RV Centers
  • North Trail RV Center
  • Steinbring Motorcoach
  • Transwest Truck Trailer & RV
A picture of the 2023 National Indor RV Centers awards winners at the Newmar Awards dinner 2023
The National Indoor RV Centers team accepts their Not Just a Number award.

Diamond Service Excellence Award winners were:

  • Independence RV
  • Midway RV Center
  • Steinbring Motorcoach

Platinum Service Excellence Award winners were:

  • Ansley RV
  • Berryland Campers
  • Bish’s RV
  • Freedom RV
  • IWS Sales
  • North Trail RV
  • Transwest Truck Trailer & RV of Fountain, Colorado
  • Wades RV Supercenter

Gold Service Excellence Award winners were:

  • Bretz RV & Marine
  • Bucars RV Center
  • Campers Inn of Louisville
  • Carolina Adventure RV
  • DeMartini RV Sales
  • Mount Comfort RV
  • National Indoor RV Centers
  • RCD Sales
  • The Hitch House
  • Transwest Truck Trailer & RV of Belmont, Missouri, and Grand Junction, Colorado
  • VR St-Cyr
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