NTP Distribution Inc. CEO Bob Morter has retired after 32 years with the Wilsonville, Ore., company.

According to a press release, Morter was instrumental in NTP’s growth from a regional company to the second largest RV distributor in the United States.

After starting as a temporary employee hired for one day’s work in the summer of 1980, Morter advanced throughout other areas of the company. By 1996, he was able to purchase the company and took on the role of CEO.

When NTP Distribution was sold to Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. just over a year ago, Morter agreed to stay on to assist in the transition. As of Nov. 2, 2012, he has retired and is moving into the next phase of his life.

According to the release, his calling has been clear for the past several years to work in ministry. Along with his wife Heidi, he recently finished a trip in his RV across the United States engaging in their newly focused efforts.