Armando “Mandy” Alonso and Hardy McAlhaney both resigned from Holiday RV Superstores Inc., the RV and boat dealership chain that does business as Recreation USA.
Alonso and McAlhaney both were vice presidents and McAlhaney also was CFO.
Alonso and his brother, Frank, were the first owners of an independent RV dealership to sell to Holiday RV Superstores following the acquisition of Holiday RV Superstores by an investor group headed by Mike Riley.
Riley now is the chairman, CEO and interim accounting officer of Holiday RV Superstores.
Alonso, who also had the title assistant to the chairman, left Recreation USA late in January, according to spokeswoman Mary Ann Sabo. He left to pursue other interests and continues as a consultant to the company, Sabo added.
As a consultant, Alonso will lead the effort to rebuild Recreation USA’s Clermont, Fla., location, which was heavily damaged by fire on April 29, and to help launch the company’s RV and boat auction business in Sanford, Fla., Alonso said.
The departure of Alonso does not signify a change in Recreation USA’s “roll-up” strategy, which involves buying independent dealerships and retaining the former owners and managers, Sabo said. “Recreation USA benefits from maintaining an experienced management team.”
Alonso sold County Line Select Cars and RVs, which had locations in Clermont, Inverness, Leesburg and Ocala, Fla., to Holiday RV Superstores in 1999.
Meanwhile, McAlhaney also resigned in January and his responsibilities were turned over to Ron Huneycutt, who resigned during March. Huneycutt was president and CEO when he resigned.
Marcus Lemonis, formerly of car dealership roll-up Auto Nation Inc., replaced Huneycutt.