RV/MH Hall of Fame News

Elden E. Smith

Fleetwood Industries V.P. for RV's from 1971 - 1997, TCA and RVIA Board of Governors 1971 - 1996. Recipient of RVIA Distinguished Achievement Award. Under his leadership, Fleetwood sold over 1 million RV's and grew to become the #1 RV manufacturer in the nation.

Nicholas J. St. George

President and CEO of Oakwood Homes, Past Chairman of MHI (89-90), Financial World CEO of the Year 1985, National Manufactured Housing Congress man of the year 1995. Has built Oakwood into one of the nation’s leading home manufacturers.

Dan Pocapalia

Founder of Kit Manufacturing and introduced the KIT Tear Drop trailer in 1945. Active member of TCA before the origination of RVIA and MHI. Nationally recognized pioneer of both the RV and MH industries. At 82 is still the active leader of his company.

Philip G. Lux

Founded Lux Co. in 1964. Pioneered the development of roll up RV awnings. 20 year active member of state and national associations. Merged with Coachmen Industries in 1974 and became President and COO of Coachmen in 1985.

Ted G. Kaplan

31 year industry veteran as founder, President, and now Chairman of Stag-Parkway. President of Southeastern RVI 1971-73, Chairman of WDA which he helped found,1973-1975. Longtime champion of the RV lifestyle.
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