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The successor to Dave Humphreys, long-time president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), will be announced March 1 during the RVIA Board of Directors meeting at Copperwynd Resort, Phoenix, Ariz.
A search committee led by RVIA Chairman Bruce Hertzke has narrowed the number of candidates to four.
“(They are) very competent individuals who have all demonstrated their ability to make their own mark as RVIA’s new leader,” said Hertzke, chairman, president and CEO of Winnebago Industries Inc., Forest City, Iowa. “(The committee) is now ready to announce our recommendations to the board.”
Humphreys, RVIA president since Jan. 1, 1979, will retire on Jan. 30, 2006 – his 70th birthday.
The timetable to choose Humphreys’ successor was established so that the new president would be identified to participate during RVIA Committee Week in June and the 2006 budget-making process.
“As anyone can imagine, it is an impossible task attempting to ‘replace’ Dave, and everything he has meant to the industry,” Hertzke said.
Also in Arizona, RVIA’s Strategic Planning Committee will spend two days prior to the board meeting refining the association’s strategic plan, changes of which will be presented to the board for action.