Newmar President Matt Miller to Retire

Matt Miller

Winnebago Industries announced the planned retirement of Matt Miller, president of Newmar Corp., effective Sept. 3. Miller started his career at Newmar in 1991 and has been president since 2006.

“We would like to thank Matt for his incredible leadership at Newmar and for being a valued member of the Winnebago Industries Executive Leadership Team,” said Winnebago Industries President and CEO Michael Happe. “Matt’s contributions are reflected in his ability to drive an engaged and healthy employee culture resulting in Newmar’s Class A diesel market share growth and an unmatched reputation for building high-quality, premium RVs. His involvement in RV Industry Association efforts is reflective of his commitment to drive quality, innovation and service inside Newmar and the RV industry.”

While at Newmar, Miller was fundamental in guiding the company forward through dynamic times developing a strong culture committed to continuous improvement, craftsmanship and overall excellence. He was also active within the RV industry, serving on the RVIA board of directors, and is a leading proponent of elevating service in the industry.  Miller was instrumental in the development of the RV Technical institute (RVTI) in Elkhart, Ind., and previously served as chairman of the organization.

Brian Hazelton will assume the role as president of Newmar effective Aug. 27, with the existing Newmar leadership team, continuing fully intact. Following his retirement, Miller will continue as a strategic advisor. Hazelton will transition to Newmar after most recently serving as the senior vice president of Winnebago-brand RVs.  A five-year veteran of Winnebago Industries, Hazelton has helped guide a transformation of the Winnebago motorhome business through new product development efforts, building strong dealer relationships and driving service excellence.

“Brian’s proven motorhome experience, familiarity with the RV industry and commitment to serving dealers and retail customers will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the legacy of building high-quality Newmar products,” said Happe. “We look forward to the contributions Brian and the entire Newmar leadership team will drive in the years to come.”

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