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Industry supplier since 1966, Key founder and 1 st Chairman of RVIA Suppliers Committee, RVIA Board member 1983-1993 (Secretary 1991-92) Recipient RVIA Distinguished Achievement Award - 1990
Began building trailer frames in 1946 as Riblet Welding which in 1951 became Riblet Products. Founded Guyco (with Guy Riblet, his father) in 1952 to build galvanized roofing for the industry. He was a major force in the founding of Qest which developed plastic plumbing systems and B & B Interiors to develop plastic bath components.
President and CEO of American Recreation Coalition since 1981, Member of President's Commission on Americans Outdoors 85-87, Executive V.P. of the Recreation Roundtable (a group of CEO's of major recreation related companies), and past Vice Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives.
Builder of panelized homes and commercial buildings, and manufactured housing as Marshfield Homes, Artcraft Homes, and Rollohome. An active member of the Wisconsin MHA for over 40 years, he has been an industry leader since 1954.
RV Retailer since 1948, designed and built the Curtis Cruiser trailer in the 50's, began organizing shows on the west coast in 1958, by 1969 had 5 RV rental and sales locations. Active with associations including TCA, RVDA, and local dealer organizations for over 45 years.
20 year Board member South Dakota MHA, Active in retail sales since 1946, organized first manufactured Housing show in North Dakota in early 1950's, has built and operated communities and retail centers in 15 states, managed 6 manufacturing plants and operated a manufactured housing finance company.
Grew from 1960's cabinet shop to President of Holiday Rambler Co., Purchased share of Newmar in 1984. Known as "Father of power slide-outs", holds patent on pull down rock guard, power awning, and the automatic door stop among others.