Bob Lee, co-founder of high-end motorhome builder Country Coach Inc., will retire effective Monday (July 17), according to National RV Holdings Inc., parent of Country Coach.

Lee, 61, founded Country Coach in Oregon during 1973.
Perris, Calif.-based National RV, acquired Country Coach during 1996.

Lee will continue serving on the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Board of Directors and as vice chairman of National RV.

He will continue to serve as chairman emeritus of Country Coach and will be active marketing Country Coach products. Additionally, he will remain active in the Country Coach Club Organization and continue serving as president of the Family Motor Coach Association’s Commercial Council.

Lee recently was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame. The ceremony in honor of Lee and nine other inductees, including seven from the RV industry, will take place in Elkhart, Ind., on Aug. 3.

Meanwhile, Jack Courtemanche, 65, currently the president of Country Coach, will replace Lee as CEO.

Courtemanche has been president of Country Coach for 11 years, Previously, he owned bus-manufacturing company Crown Coach and he was the president of Mack Trucks.

Don Fults, senior vice president of sales, has been promoted to president of Country Coach.