The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced the winners of its first annual “40 Under 40” Award. According to a press release, these 40 individuals, who were nominated by their peers and selected by members of the RVIA Trade Shows and Events Committee, represent current and future leaders in the RV industry who are under 40 years of age.

The winners will be recognized at the 2018 Outlook Breakfast, held during the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 28 starting at 7 a.m.

“We are proud to salute the achievements of these individuals who exemplify leadership at their companies, show a sense of community, inspire others and help support the industry through their efforts,” said Liz Crawford, RVIA senior vice president, trade shows and events. “These individuals strive to better themselves, their company and our growing industry.”

The first annual 40 Under 40 Award Winners are:

  • Aaron Young, Dutchmen RV
  • Adam Smith, Prime Time Manufacturing
  • Amber Briere, Lazydays RV
  • Andy Wesdorp, Heartland RV LLC
  • Angela Howard, Horizon Global Americas
  • Anthony Wollschlager, Dicor Corporation
  • Ashley (AJ) Jones, Heartland RV 
  • Ben Hettrick, Smiths RV Centre
  • Ben Hirsch, Campers Inn RV
  • Brandon Bretz, Bretz RV & Marine
  • Chris Bornemann, RVIA
  • Coley Brady, Heartland RV
  • Courtney Robey , RVIA
  • David Ostlund, Coach-Net
  • Heather Chandler, RV Trader
  • Heather Leach, Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association
  • Jason Obendorf, ObeCo Inc.
  • Jeff Runels, Keystone RV Co.
  • Jered Sobel, Sobel University
  • Jessica Ulanowicz, Horizon Transport
  • Jim Hoogendoorn, Jim’s Camper Service Inc.
  • Joe Bullyan Jr., Bullyan RV
  • John Feddersen, REV Group
  • Jonathan Brock, Keystone RV
  • Kary Galbreath, D&N RV Service
  • Kirk Bates, Newmar Corporation
  • Lindsey Johns, Travel Lite RV
  • Mark Davis, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems
  • Melissa Harrigan, Hemlock Hill RV
  • Micah Staley, Grand Design RV
  • Michael Terlep, Forest River Inc.
  • Monika Geraci, RVIA
  • Nate Goldenberg, Grand Design RV Co.
  • Russell Eckstein, Mount Comfort RV
  • Ryan Ellson, Thor Motor Coach
  • Ryan Smith, Lippert Components Inc.
  • Shawna Plemmons, Bill Plemmons RV World
  • Soeren Thanscheidt, Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Tabitha Personke, Little Dealer Little Prices
  • Troy Nusbaum, Dicor Corp.