Class B motorhome manufacturer Roadtrek Inc. announced the appointment of industry veteran Dane Found as its new CEO, according to a news release.
Roadtrek Inc. was established earlier this year when Group Rapido, one of the largest recreational vehicle groups in Europe, acquired the Roadtrek brand. Since the acquisition, the team at Group Rapido had been “diligently looking for someone to head the North American operation,” the release stated.
“We are pleased to announce that Dane Found has accepted the position of CEO and will be leading the day-to-day operations in North America,” said Nicolas Rousseau, CEO of Rapido Group. “Dane brings to the company a wealth of industry experience across retail, wholesale and manufacturing and has a vision for the future of the brand that aligns with the entire group.”
Found’s experience in the RV industry spans more than three decades in both Canada and United States. Notably, in 2006 he co-founded Pacific Coachworks Inc., a towable manufacturing company in Riverside, Calif.
“The commitment and investment of Groupe Rapido has positioned the iconic Roadtrek brand to retake its place as a market leader,” said Found. “Our sales team reports an enthusiastic response from dealers at the recent Elkhart RV Open House, and we are poised to support them to take advantage of an expanding Class B market.”
He added, “I’m excited to lead Rapido’s North American operations at Roadtrek Inc. and look forward to forging strong partnerships with dealers and suppliers. As we work to develop innovative products, our commitment to customer satisfaction will drive continual improvements in quality and reliability.”
Dane’s official appointment as CEO begins Oct. 15.