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Winnebago Taps Industry Outsider to Oversee Motorized

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Brian Hazelton

Winnebago announced the appointment of Brian Hazelton to the position of vice president and general manager of motorhome business, effective Aug. 29, the company said in a news release.

The executive officer position will report directly to Winnebago President and CEO Michael Happe. Hazelton will have responsibility for leading Winnebago’s core motorized RV division.

Hazelton previously was chief executive officer of Schwing America, a leading manufacturer of specialty concrete-related construction equipment. Before his time with Schwing, Hazelton worked for Terex Corp. and Detroit Diesel Corp. in various vice president roles, many of which were customer-facing areas such as sales, marketing, service, and dealer development.

“We are excited to welcome Brian to the Winnebago Industries team. Brian is a talented, customer-centric leader with a strong record of delivering results, both financially and within the markets he has served,” Happe said. “We believe his skill set, including the last seven years as a CEO spent transforming an organization, plus the RV industry experience of the team he inherits will make for a productive combination benefiting our channel partners and end customers.”

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