Mike Pearo of Hilltop Camper and RV in Fridley, MN, was named the chairman of the RV Dealers Association (RVDA) for 2022 during the Wednesday, Nov. 10, annual RV Dealers Convention/Expo at Paris Las Vegas.
Pearo succeeds Chris Andro of Hemlock Hill RV Sales in Southington, CT who will remain on the Board as immediate past chairman. During his acceptance speech, Pearo encouraged the membership to spare no efforts in meeting the service needs of a new generation of customers that have been brought to the industry by COVID-19.
“Although we have made progress, we need to keep our foot on the gas and continue to work on improving our industry and customer experience,” he said. “RVDA is the organization that unites all dealers, no matter the size, to ensure that we have the resources and the ability to work toward a common goal.”
The entire new slate of RVDA officers for 2022 are Chairman Mike Pearo, Hilltop Camper and RV, Fridley, MN; First Vice Chairman Nathan Hart, Walnut Ridge Family Trailer Sales, New Castle, IN; Second Vice Chairman Ryan Horsey, Parkview RV Center, Smyrna, DE; Treasurer Bob Cox, Stoltzfus RV, West Chester, PA; and Secretary Jon Ferrando, RV Retailer, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
New board of delegates members are Brad Bacon, PleasureLand RV Center, St. Cloud, MN. and Jim Colton, Colton RV, North Tonawanda, NY. They join David Tenney of Manteca Trailer & Motorhome, Manteca, CA, and Larry Troutt, III of Topper’s Camping Center in Waller, TX, on the board. Also included are RV Assistance Corporation Chairman Jeff Hirsch, Campers Inn, Jacksonville, FL; RV Rental Association Chairman Scott Krenek, Krenek RV Center, Coloma, MI, and RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore, Hartville RV Center, Hartville, OH. RVDA President Phil Ingrassia continues as a non-voting member of the board.
The 2022 RV Dealers Convention/Expo is scheduled for Nov. 7-11, 2022, at Caesars Palace.
RVDA, The National RV Dealers Association, is the only national association dedicated to advancing the RV retailer’s best interests through education, member services, industry leadership, and market expansion programs that promote the increased sale and use of RVs and that enhance the positive image of the RV experience. For more information, go to www.rvda.org.