REV Group has promoted Matt Buckman to VP, general manager of Lance Camper. Buckman will succeed Jack Cole and Jeff Souleles, who are retiring as co-vice presidents of the California-based RV manufacturing company.
Buckman brings more than 20 years of sales and operations experience in the RV industry, in both the towable and motorized segments. Most recently, Buckman served as VP and general manager of Goldshield, a REV Group company specializing in the manufacture of molded fiberglass lamination materials for OEMs.
Buckman will start his role on Nov. 1 and will report to Ian Walsh, COO of REV Group.
Cole and Souleles have orchestrated 54 years of growth and prosperity for Lance Camper and have spent the last year and a half managing the transition of the acquisition, as well as the secession plan for their roles.
They will both remain on staff until mid-January 2020.
“Jeff and I both know this day would come and it is a bittersweet one for sure,” said Cole. “We have poured our heart and soul into Lance Camper, and we couldn’t be happier of what the team has accomplished over the past 54 years. … We feel very fortunate Matt is taking over the role of VP and general manager. We know he will fit in very well with the team and bring a shared level of enthusiasm and passion for taking the company to the next level.”
“Matt demonstrated excellent leadership and performance as the VP and general manager of Goldshield, and we look forward to him continuing his success with Lance,” said Walsh. “We thank Jack and Jeff for their years of service and commitment and congratulate them on their highly accomplished careers.”