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Vern Honken

Vern Honken

Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the promotion of Vern Honken to the position of design engineering manager.

A 38-year veteran of Winnebago, Honken is responsible for managing the company’s design services, and body and soft goods engineering support activities, in which he will organize and oversee day-to-day activities and provide professional level support to product management and manufacturing areas.

“Vern brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge to his position,” said Winnebago Vice President of Product Development Steve Dummett. 

Honken began his Winnebago career in 1977 as a draftsman and has worked in various engineering positions since that time, last serving as project engineering coordinator for the Class B, Class C and front-engine diesel Class A lines. 

A native of Buffalo Center, Iowa, Honken currently resides in Forest City. He received an associate in applied science degree from North Iowa Community College, Mason City, Iowa.