Dwayne and Julie Nickel with their granddaughter Isla

The husband and wife team of Dwayne and Julie Nickel will be retiring from Dicor Corp. as of Aug. 31.

According to a press release, Dwayne Nickel is a 39-year industry veteran, starting with Kinder Manufacturing in 1973 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in business/marketing. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

At Kinder, he rose in the ranks to executive positions, including vice president of sales and marketing and president. In 1986 he left to found Contra Seating and later joined the Lux Co. division of Coachmen Industries Inc., where he served in sales management and product development. In 1995 he moved to Fabwell/Owens Corning, where he was vice president of marketing and director of business development before coming to Dicor in 2007 as director of marketing.

Julie Nickel has been in the RV industry for 22 years, serving with Dometic Corp. for 20 years before coming to Dicor in 2011 as website administrator and events coordinator. At Dometic, she managed and coordinated collateral materials, samples, literature and point-of-purchase fulfillment for the aftermarket and manufacturers. She also operated Dometic’s internal resource center for print materials.

“Dwayne and Julie are well respected in the RV industry for their talents and contributions to the companies they have worked for, and to the associations they have been involved with,” said Gregg Fore, president of Dicor. “They will be missed not only by their Dicor colleagues, but by the wider RV family as well.”

Dwayne Nickel noted, “I really appreciated the opportunity at Dicor to help bring a new and different product perspective to the industry. Establishing global relationships and sourcing new products are among the highlights of my time here.”

Julie Nickel added, “It’s been a pleasure to be part of the Dicor family. This past year it’s been exciting to be part of launching our extensive new website.”