TH2, a joint venture between Thor Industries and Tourism Holdings Limited, announced that it has named travel industry veteran Daniel Hest as its new CEO, succeeding Bob Wheeler who will return to focus on his role as president of Airstream, Inc. According to a press release, Hest will be responsible for leading TH2 into the next phase of its growth and development.
“We are pleased to welcome Danny Hest as TH2’s new CEO. Danny brings great experience in digital platforms in the travel and reservation space,” said Wheeler. “With the successful launch of our Togo app last fall, TH2 is poised for the next phase in its growth. Hiring a talented executive like Danny, with his successful track record of growing platform businesses, is an essential step as we work to enhance the RV ownership experience through digital means.”
Grant Webster, CEO of Tourism Holdings Limited, noted “We have been very fortunate to have Bob kick off TH2 and reach the early milestones. We are well positioned now to have Danny leverage the work done to date and grow the business with the high caliber executive team we have across the globe in TH2.”
Hest will assume his role effective Feb. 4 and will be based in Chicago. Prior to joining TH2, Hest was the senior vice president and general manager for Expedia Global Partner Solutions. Previously, he was vice president, Americas Business Development and Global Product Marketing at Orbitz Worldwide, a subsidiary of Expedia Group. Hest holds an undergraduate degree in communication from Cornell University and an MBA from the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.
Hest commented, “I am excited to lead such an innovative and aspirational venture as TH2. Having spent the past decade of my career building digital platform businesses in the travel and leisure space, I see great potential to transform the RV ownership experience with greater ease of use coupled with enhanced product and service offerings from valued partners.”
Wheeler added, “TH2 has generated considerable success with the launch of Togo, and we have set our sights higher as we look to expand globally. With that in mind, we saw a need to strengthen our leadership team and Danny is the right person with the experience, talent and network to help TH2 advance to the next level. Looking at the success he achieved at Expedia Group, we are confident in Danny’s ability to replicate that success and help us achieve our long-term vision for TH2.”