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Thor Industries Inc. announced it has appointed Troy James as senior vice president of international operations.

According to a press release, James will lead Thor Industries’ global operations and growth strategy, and will be responsible for the integration of Thor’s international operations, including identifying and sharing best practices and achieving operating efficiencies at the company’s newest acquisition Erwin Hymer Group (EHG). James will assume his role effective immediately, and will relocate to Germany to lead the post-acquisition integration of EHG.

“We are pleased to promote Troy to his new position of senior vice president of international operations,” said Bob Martin, Thor president and CEO. “Troy has been a valuable member of our Dutchmen management team for the past seven years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and industry background to his new role. We see many opportunities to leverage production technology, purchasing, R&D and product design across our global operations and Troy has the experience, passion and drive to lead these efforts.”

James commented, “I am excited to work with our new partners at EHG to realize the operational efficiencies that we have already identified as we begin our integration efforts. I look forward to sharing best practices between companies, capturing business synergies, and driving increased global awareness of the Thor brand as we expand in Europe.”

James has more than 26 years’ experience in the RV industry. He joined Thor in 2012, and was most recently the president of Thor’s Dutchmen RV business. Prior to his time at Dutchmen, James spent 15 years with Jayco Corp. where he served in a number of senior management roles. 

He graduated from Bob Jones University in South Carolina with a bachelor’s in marketing. James was succeeded as president of Dutchmen by Keystone RV veteran, Kyle Kwasny, who was promoted effective Jan. 16.