Winnebago Industries, Inc. appointed Casey Tubman Newmar Corp. president, effective Aug. 1. Tubman will report to President and CE, Michael Happe and will be based in Nappanee, Indiana.
The Newmar leadership team will continue intact, Happe said. Newmar Chief Financial Officer Joe Shoemaker operated as the interim CEO since November 2021.
“We are extremely pleased to have Casey join our executive leadership team and take the reins at Newmar. Casey is a purposeful leader with a strong record of caring for employees and customers, resulting in consistent delivery of exceptional market and financial results,” Happe said. “He will be leading a proven and dedicated management group and employee team at Newmar, and his experience driving operational excellence as well as brand and product innovation will enable Newmar to continue to be an industry leader in premium motorhomes.”
Tubman joins Winnebago Industries after more than 25 years in leadership and executive roles at Whirlpool Corp., a multinational home appliances manufacturer. He most recently served as vice president and Laundry Division global platform leader where he was responsible for product development strategies and execution across five regions and all countries worldwide.
Tubman previously ran Whirlpool’s North American laundry and dishwasher businesses, where Winnebago Industries said he drove significant revenue and profit growth and improved brand differentiation.
“Dealers, as well as retail customers, can expect the same level of unwavering commitment to quality, service, and innovation they have come to expect from Newmar,” Happe said. “We are appreciative that the strength of the Newmar management team enabled business stability and allowed us to be thoughtful and deliberate in our search. This brand is one of the true jewels of the outdoor recreation industry. We look forward to the contributions Casey and the entire Newmar organization will drive in the years to come.”
Newmar had been without a regular president since Brian Hazelton resigned in November 2021 after just over two months on the job. Hazelton was promoted to replace former President Matt Miller, who retired in September 2021 after 30 years at the company and 15 years as president.
At Newmar’s dealer meeting in April, Happe told Newmar dealers the parent company was “supremely confident in the leadership team in place at Newmar.” Leaders singled out at the event included Shoemaker; John Sammut, vice president of sales and marketing; Matt McQuown, vice president of supply chain; Matt Utley, vice president of service and facilities development; Shannon Stover, marketing manager; and Michelle Kemp, director of sales.
Newmar, established in 1968, is a luxury motorized RV manufacturer. Winnebago Industries bought Newmar in 2019.