Affinity Events, a division of Ventura, Calif.-based Affinity Group Inc., reported a successful consumer RV show last weekend in Greensboro, N.C., while also announcing the addition of Kerry Fleming as central regional sales manager.
Despite the threat of heavy rains from Hurricane Hanna, the 7th Annual Fall N.C. RV Show drew nearly 4,000 attendees. The storm passed to the east of Greensboro and the show opened to dry weather.
“Attendance was 20% below 2007 levels, but the sales activity was strong for the dealers that participated,” said Jeff Haughton, vice president, eastern region, for Affinity Events.
According to Haughton, Jeff Plemmons, RV Superstore, Mocksville, and Jeff Zimmerman, Country Roads RV Center, Lexington, both reported steady sales during the event.
Fleming comes to Affinity Events with more than 18 years of experience in the RV industry. He spent 15 years with Fleetwood Folding Trailers Inc. as a district manager and regional sales manager. For the past three years, Fleming has worked for John D. Roba and Associates as the midwest regional sales manager in the aftermarket segment.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.