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FreedomRoads LLC announced the appointment of Randy Thompson as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Initiative.
Thompson, who founded Crystal Valley RV, Island Lake, Ill., in 1981, is a co-founder of FreedomRoads, a rapidly growing national dealership alliance based in Lincolnshire, Ill. Prior to his appointment, Thompson served as one of seven regional presidents for FreedomRoads.
FreedomRoads co-founder, president and CEO Marcus Lemonis stated: “While we are very, very fast movers here at FreedomRoads, we are also very deliberate in our decision making. We are deeply committed to taking the long view and being strategic. Randy Thompson is one of those rare people who looks five moves ahead and considers the implications of every business decision.”
Thompson commented: “I think that this is a good fit for me and the company as we forge ahead with what anyone would consider ambitious and aggressive plans. We all want to make sure that we have control over our rapid growth and that all of our resources are well calibrated and directed to the right places at the right time. As Marcus said, we are certainly fast movers, but we also all recognize the value of being very analytical and methodical.”
FreedomRoads said Thompson’s role will involve general planning as well as developing relationships and working with industry entities to improve the company’s image and relations with customers, associates, stakeholders, industry organizations and the general public.
Currently the FreedomRoads national dealership network includes 44 dealerships with revenues exceeding $1 billion.