Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. announced today (Jan. 5) that Paul C. Eskritt has been promoted to executive vice president of the company’s recreational vehicle group, replacing Chris Braun.
Eskritt joined Fleetwood following a 15-year career in finance, program and project management, and information systems for a national multi-plant manufacturing operation. He was hired in 1999 as motorhome division controller and, in 2001, was promoted to controller–RV Group.
The following year, Eskritt was named general manager of Fleetwood’s single largest production facility, the diesel motorhome plant in Decatur, Ind., where he had responsibility for all operations. In October 2005, Eskritt was appointed vice president–motorhome division.
He earned both his bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of business administration degree in management information systems from the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis.
“Paul’s experience with Fleetwood, combined with his financial acumen and demonstrated leadership in a variety of increasingly responsible roles, make him eminently qualified for his new position,” said Elden L. Smith, Fleetwood’s president and CEO. “Under his leadership, the motorhome division has made significant progress in such areas as operational effectiveness and innovative product development, in spite of a very challenging market environment.”
Fleetwood reported that Braun has left the company. Braun joined Fleetwood in May 2003 as senior vice president – RV Group.
“Chris has been a dedicated associate who guided the RV Group through many changes,” Smith said. “We wish him well in his future endeavors and thank him for his commitment to Fleetwood during his tenure with us.”