RV/MH Hall of Fame News
An RV dealer since 1968, he was an officer in state, regional, and national associations before becoming RVDA Executive Vice President and then President. He led the growth of the association to over 1500 member dealers, developed education programs leading to RV technician certification, and formulated the dealer/manufacturer sales agreement. He established the RVDA Education Foundation to assist dealers in serving their customers, and was instrumental in establishing the coalition that created the 'Go RVing' campaign.
Joined Fleetwood in 1965 and rose to become President, Chief Operating Officer and then Chairman, served on the Board of Directors of TCA, Western MHI, and MHI where he chaired the Land Use Committee, Government Relations Committee, and was Chairman of the Board.
Founder of the Maryland MHI, organized the first “buyers group” in the northeast, served 25 years on state association Board of Directors, - 8 terms as President, sponsor and organizer of early shows and “open houses”.
MH Industry veteran since 1959, recognized as "Father" of the Delaware MHA,was the association's first President and holds continuous service on the Board of Directors for 35 years. The leading force for the industry in Delaware as both an MH and RV retailer.
RV pioneer since 1966, Founded Western RV, pioneered lamination technology and aluminum structure technology, served 20 years on Washington State Governors Board for RV’s and Manufactured Homes, 18 years on RVIA Board of Directors. A strong voice for industry standards.
President of Jayco, RVIA Board of Directors 1985 -1996, Chairman 89 - 90; RV Executive of the Year in 1993. A leader in dealer relations, he was one of the first to open the Canadian and Australian markets to U.S. products.
Developed prefabricated plumbing systems for mobile homes, one of the first to print a catalogue to the aftermarket industry. Key leader of the Texas RV Association for 30 years. Six time WDA Distributor of the Year, active member of TMHA and RVIA serving on show committees for over 10 years.
Co-founder of Franklin Coach, founder of FAN Coach, and Monitor Coach. Served on Boards of MHMA, RVI, and The Gold Seal Guild. One of the early quality oriented pioneers of the industry.