Industry veteran Pat Scanlon, vice president of the Fleetwood Folding Trailers Inc. subsidiary of Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., will retire effective Dec. 31, the company announced today (Nov. 1).
Scanlon, who has worked a total of 32 years for the Coleman Co. and Fleetwood, will be replaced by Larry Marsh, who was director of sales and marketing for Somerset, Pa.-based Fleetwood Folding Trailers.
Marsh was named vice president and general manager of Fleetwood Folding Trailers effective today.
Scanlon began his career with camping equipment manufacturer Coleman, now a unit of Sunbeam Corp., and stayed in the folding-camper sector after Fleetwood bought that portion of Coleman’s business in 1989.
During the past decade, Fleetwood, which continues to sell folding campers under the Coleman brand name, solidified its position as the leading producer of folding campers. Fleetwood had a dominant 42.5% share of the retail market for folding campers during the first eight months of this year, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm.
A distant No. 2 in folding campers was Forest River Inc., Goshen, Ind., with a 14.4% retail market share year-to-date through the end of August, Statistical Surveys reported.
“Pat’s contributions have been invaluable and Fleetwood was fortunate that he chose to continue his leadership when we acquired the company that he ran so efficiently,” said Edward Caudill, Fleetwood’s president and CEO. “While we will miss Pat, we are privileged to have Larry available to move into his position. They have worked side by side for many years and we expect the transition to be seamless.”