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Gene is a 34-year industry veteran. He joined the RVI board in 1970 and became its chairman in 1972 where he was a member of the group that combined the RVI and the TCA to form RVIA. He served on the RVIA board for 25 years including 2 terms as Chairman 1985 and 86. His service to the industry's national association include terms as chairman of the RVIA automotive liaison committee from 1977 to 80, the standards committee from 1982 to 83, the public and legislative affairs committee in 1987 and 88, the membership committee from 1994 to 2001, and the nominating committee in 1995. He was awarded the prestigious "Distinguished Service to the RV Industry" award in 1983 and the "Distinguished Achievement in RV Standards" award in 1984. He was a leader of the effort to restructure the board of the Indiana IMHA to give equal balance to the RV and manufactured housing industries. He served on the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Board of Directors from 1995 to 2000, including two terms as Chairman in 1997 and 1998.
Founder of Coachmen Industries, he is a 30 year member of RVI - RVIA served on the RVIA Board of Directors as chairman of PR Committee, Awards Committee, and Legislative Affairs committee. IMHA Board member