Gary Enyart
Gary Enyart

RVIA Welcomes New Board, Forgoes Trade Show

The RV Industry Association board of directors recently re-elected Garry Enyart, director mobile generator business at Cummins Power Systems, as chairman of the board for the year 2020 during the group’s meeting on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.

The board also approved the 2020 budget that holds membership dues in place but increases seal costs $11 to fund the organization’s signature programs and board-directed initiatives.

The increase comes in response to lower revenues from seal sales and the board decision to not move forward with a national wholesale trade show. Consistent with prior adjustments to the RVIA seal, the increase will be monitored monthly by the executive committee and will be subject to a board review at each board meeting for potential adjustments.

Enyart has served as chairman since being elected to the position last September. He also has held the posts of first vice chairman, second vice chairman, treasurer and secretary on the executive committee.

Executive committee officers were also elected to their posts by the board of directors, including First Vice Chairman Jeff Rutherford, Airxcel; Second Vice Chairman Michael Happe, Winnebago Industries; and Secretary Bob Martin, THOR Industries.

Forest River’s Kevin McArt was named treasurer, replacing Matt Miller of Newmar, following that company’s acquisition by Winnebago. RVIA President Craig Kirby also serves on the executive committee.

In other actions at the meeting, RVIA’s board of directors welcomed newly elected members of the board, including Matt Carboneau, district manager at Wesco Distribution; and Mary Pouliot, VP of sales and marketing at Thetford Corp.

Newly appointed members of the board included Vikram Kaul, president of Extreme Outdoors, who was named to fulfill the remaining unexpired term of Joe Kikos; and Toby O’Rourke, president of Kampgrounds of America, named to an appointed director board seat.

The board created the appointed director capability at its June meeting to allow inclusion of valuable contributors, not otherwise eligible to serve.

The next meeting of the RVIA board is in March.

The board announced that it will be hosting a strategic planning session Jan. 13-14, where the executive committee and key leadership will map out revised organizational goals and a three-year operational plan.

The term for 2020 RVIA board members and officers begins Jan. 1.

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