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After 25 ears with Winnebago Industries Inc., Jim Jaskoviak has decided to resign effective Jan. 10, following a bout with cancer.
Jaskoviak has been vice president of sales and marketing since 1994 for Winnebago of Forest City, Iowa.
“Jim has played a critical role in our company’s many successes and his leadership was instrumental in Winnebago Industries securing our No. 1 position in (combined Class A and Class C) motorhome sales, in addition to our seventh consecutive RVDA (Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association) quality Circle Award,” Chairman Bruce Hertzke said.
Jaskoviak was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in July but completed a successful course of treatment shortly before Thanksgiving.
But he said he and his wife, Pat, “saw this as a great time to further enjoy all the pleasures of RVing I’ve been promoting the last 25 years. We’ve recently taken delivery of our third Winnebago motorhome, a new 2003 double-slide and plan to hit the road.”
Pat Jaskoviak, herself a 27-year employee of Winnebago, also will resign.
Jaskoviak did not attend Winnebago’s national dealer meeting in July in Las Vegas because he had just received treatment and was under doctor’s orders not to speak. So Jaskoviak videotaped his presentation a few days before his treatment, and the tape, which outlined Winnebago’s marketing strategy, was shown during the dealer gathering.