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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada has announced the retirement of Executive Vice President Ernie Hamm, a respected industry booster who had taken a front-seat role over the past eight years on a variety of issues, including the Go RVing Coalition’s ongoing ad campaign.
Hamm plans to retire March 1, according to Don Ferguson, the president of RVDA Canada, which represents more than 600 dealers and associate members through its provincial and regional associations.
Ferguson says Hamm was responsible for the birth of Canada’s Tec Can training program for service technicians and has raised the RVDA profile within the industry in North America.
“I’ve been thinking about this move since our January long range planning session,” Hamm said. “We are taking the association to a new level in the next three years, which will also require a move to new office space, meaning a commute for me. I think it is time for someone younger with a little more energy to take the reins of the (Canada) RVDA.
“I’ve met a tremendous number of very good people in the past eight years and will take a lot of wonderful memories with me,” he added.