RV Tech Institute Seeking Executive Director

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With the development of the RV Technical Institute underway, the search has officially commenced to find the future leader of the institute who will lead the charge in solving the RV industry’s shortage of trained technicians.

Reporting to and partnering with the RV Industry Association’s president, the institute’s executive director will play the leading role in developing and implementing a new RVTI according to the strategic direction set by RVIA’s board of directors and RVTI’s advisory board.

In this leadership capacity, the executive director will execute on RVTI’s vision by developing and overseeing the strategy, implementation and evaluation of the institute’s programs, services and special projects, all of which will take into consideration stakeholder value.

In addition to the strategic components, the executive director will act as a spokesperson for the institute and will represent the organization at community events to enhance the organization’s community profile. This individual will also be charged with researching and securing funding sources by creating a fundraising plan and writing proposals to increase the revenues of the institute.

“The most important qualification will be a demonstrable passion for the mission of the RV Technical Institute. We’re looking for a hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the RVIA. “Knowledge and experience in career and technical education, as well as leadership and management experience are also high on our list. And, of course, knowledge of current industry challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization and knowledge of the RV industry in general are a huge plus.”

Matt Wald, RVIA’s VP of strategic initiatives, has been leading RVTI’s strategic planning and launch since its inception.

“The institute is poised to become a pillar of the RV industry,” said Wald. “So, its leader should be a pillar of not just the RV industry but also the Elkhart community. I will be spending time with our executive recruiting firm in Elkhart helping them understand not just the RV industry, but the RV community that exists in the Elkhart area, so they can find the right person to fill the role.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the position should contact:

Liza Wright at (703) 584-3223 or by email


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