RV parts distribution veterans John Curran, Brent Diver, and Rod Humphreys have partnered along with Larry Dorfman, the former CEO and chairman of APCO Holdings, to create Ranger Distribution and deliver service and support to OEMs in the procurement and delivery of the critical materials needed in RV manufacturing.
Curran, CEO of RDI, has 30 years of experience in the parts distribution business and spent his last 22 years at Dave Carter and Associates where he was CFO and president/CEO. Curran has a reputation for innovation and delivering an extraordinary customer experience to RV OEMs that enables them to be more productive, efficient, and profitable. During his three years as CEO of Dave Carter, the company more than doubled its revenue.
“I’m looking forward to starting fresh with a veteran team and delivering unparalleled service to the industry,” said Curran. “Our team has worked together for a long time and we are excited to step out and build our own company, an employee owned company, that is driven to be the best in the industry. … Our customers need to know that the parts they require to keep their factories running will be delivered on time, every time, and that the order will be right the first time – that is exactly what we intend to do.”
Diver comes to RDI with more than 25 years of experience in the RV industry, most recently as the national sales manager of Dave Carter and Associates. He started at ground level and has experienced all facets of the business firsthand and he has developed extensive relationships throughout the RV OEM space.
“We’ve worked hard to build a trusting and productive relationship with the key people at the OEMs we have served,” said Diver. “We are passionate about building a company that is head and shoulders above every other parts distribution company in the industry in our people, product, and processes,”
Humphreys has 10 years in the automotive supply industry and more than 15 years of RV parts distribution experience that includes managing a 170,000-square-foot RV parts distribution warehouse with 30 employees reporting to him. He transitioned to RV OEM parts sales and quickly became the second most productive sales associate in his prior firm.
“Having experience inside the distribution warehouse and out in the field selling to our OEM customers has really helped me understand what it takes to deliver service and build strong relationships at every level,” said Humphreys.
Dorfman, a lead investor and board member in RDI, founded APCO Holdings and EasyCare in 1984 and was its chairman/CEO until May.