REV Group announced the promotion of Matt Buckman to vice president, general manager of Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. According to a press release, Buckman will succeed Jack Cole and Jeff Souleles, who are retiring as co-vice presidents of the California-based RV manufacturing company.
Buckman brings over 20 years of sales and operations experience in the RV industry in the towable and motorized segments. Most recently, Matt served as vice president, general manager of Goldshield, an REV Group company specializing in the manufacture of molded fiberglass lamination materials for original equipment manufacturers. He will start in his new role on Nov. 1 and will report to Ian Walsh, COO of REV Group.
Cole and Souleles have spearheaded 54 years of growth for Lance Camper, earning the company’s reputation as a quality manufacturer of ultralight truck campers and travel trailers. They have spent the last year-and-a-half managing the transition of the acquisition as well as the secession plan for their roles. They will both remain on staff until mid-January 2020.
“Jeff and I both know this day would come and it is a bittersweet one for sure. We have poured our heart and soul into Lance Camper, and we couldn’t be happier of what the team has accomplished over the past 54 years,” stated Cole. “We feel very fortunate Matt is taking over the role of vice president and general manager. We know he will fit in very well with the team and bring a shared level of enthusiasm and passion for taking the company to the next level.”
“Matt demonstrated excellent leadership and performance as the vice president, general manager of Goldshield, and we look forward to him continuing his success with Lance,” said Ian Walsh, COO, REV Group. “We thank Jack and Jeff for their years of service and commitment and congratulate them on their highly-accomplished careers.”