Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma in Tulsa is New RV Dealers Association Chairman

(Fairfax, VA) – The National RV Dealers Association held its annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 during the 2019 RV Dealers Convention/Expo where Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK became the association’s 2020 chairman during the traditional gavel passing ceremony.

Shepherd pledged to continue RVDA’s initiative to improve the industry’s repair event cycle time (RECT). “Over the past several years, we have been working diligently with our industry friends to improve our customer’s experience,” he said. “I will do all I can to help move the needle a little further along, because our future depends on it. Tomorrow’s customers are not going to continue buying our products if they have too many problems or it takes too long to fix them when they break.”

In addition, elected to officer positions at the meeting were: First Vice Chair Chris Andro of Hemlock Hill RV Sales, Inc. in Southington, CT; Second Vice Chair Mike Pearo of Hilltop Camper and RV in Fridley, MN; Treasurer Nathan Hart of Walnut Ridge Family RV Sales in New Castle, IN; and Secretary Scott Silva of Cold Springs RV Corporation in Weare, NH. Mike Regan of Crestview RV Center in Buda, TX is the Immediate Past Chair.

Bob Cox of Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine in Westchester, PA and Mike Rone of Sonny’s RV Sales, Inc. in Evansville, WY were elected to the Board of Directors by the RVDA Board of Delegates at their meeting on Nov. 11. They join directors Ryan Horsey of Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, DE and David Tenney of Manteca Trailer & Motorhome in Manteca, CA on the Board along with RVAC Chairman Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn; RVRA Chairman Scott Krenek of Krenek RV Center, Coloma, MI; and Mike Molino RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center, Hartville, OH. RVDA President Phil Ingrassia continues as a non-voting member of the board.

The 2020 RV Dealers Convention/Expo is scheduled for Nov. 9-13, 2020.

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