Veteran sales manager Brian Clemens has been named general manager of Forest River Inc.’s Elkhart, Ind.-based Dynamax division following the departure of Jim Jacobs, who recently assumed the presidency of ASV’s Allied Recreation Group in Decatur, Ind.
Clemens, who spent the past two years as national sales manager for Forest River’s Class C division, began his career on the production line at Wells Cargo Inc. before moving into a draftsman’s position for a modular commercial builder and ultimately serving as its head of engineering. He later served as a sales trainer for Thor Motor Coach Inc. before going to work as a territory sales rep for Forest River.
In a market in which Class C’s are posting solid growth across the board, including the high-end diesel-powered C’s in which Dynamax specializes, the company plans to roll out a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based model within the next couple of months.
“We’ll debut it officially at the fall show – the Open House,” Clemens told RVBUSINESS.com, noting that it will be distinct from the Sprinter-based Forester C-body already on the market from a separate Forest River unit. “The Dynamax brand carries with it a reputation as a higher-level product. So we’ll maintain that reputation. It will be a little higher price point. We’ll capitalize on that market.”