Coachmen Industries Inc. President and co-founder Keith Corson will retire when he turns 65 later this year, the RV and modular homebuilder announced today.

His niece, Claire Skinner, Coachmen’s chairman and CEO, will assume Corson’s responsibilities.

Additionally, “certain operational and administrative functions of the Shasta division are being combined with Coachmen RV Co. (CRV).” The purpose of the combination is to “leverage the combined size and eliminate redundant costs between the two entities,” according to Coachmen’s statement.

Michael Terlep Jr. will continue to serve as president of CRV and Bob Adasiak, the current president of Shasta, has been named executive vice president of CRV.

At Georgie Boy Manufacturing, another Coachmen subsidiary, President Fred Emmert will retire this year. Consequently, Rick Heaton has been promoted to executive vice president of Georgie Boy.

Currently, Heaton is general manager of Coachmen’s Lux Co. furniture subsidiary.

As a result of the just-completed sale of the office furniture portion of Lux, Robert Troxel has been promoted to the dual roles of general manager and national sales manager of Lux.