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John Mancinelli has left the Camping World aftermarket accessories store chain, where he was vice president of development, to join Holiday Holdings LLC, the alliance of RV dealerships formed earlier this year by Stephen Adams, non-executive chairman of Affinity Group Inc. (AGI).
Mancinelli now is Holiday Holdings’ regional president responsible for the states of Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia “and other areas to be assigned,” according to Marcus Lemonis, Holiday Holdings’ president.
Mancinelli is the sixth regional president hired by Holiday Holdings. The others are:
• Craig Jensen of Blaine Jensen & Sons of Kaysville, Utah, with dealerships in Kaysville and Salt Lake City. He is responsible for operations in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada.
• Al Binford of Emerald Coast RV Center Inc., with seven stores in Florida and Alabama. He is responsible for Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
• Kent Lester, Holiday Kamper, a multi-location dealership consisting of seven stores in North and South Carolina. He is responsible for North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
• Randy Thompson of Crystal Valley RV of Island Lake, Ill. His territory includes Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.
• Mike Stier of Stier’s RV Sales, Stier’s Leisure Vehicles Inc., Stier’s Camperland & Consignment and American RV Outlet, with locations in Bakersfield and Valencia, Calif. He is responsible for California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
Lemonis calls Holiday Holdings an alliance, rather than a roll-up or a buying group. He describes it is a highly decentralized, professional sales-and-service-oriented company with a local and regional management style that will benefit customers, employees, RV suppliers and the industry in general.
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