Submissions for the 2018 Aftermarket Product of the Year and nominations for the Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement Award are now open. The winners will be announced on Aug. 15 during the 2019 RV Aftermarket Executive Conference taking place at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center in Denver, Colo.

According to a press release, the RV Aftermarket Awards program was designed to honor and recognize individuals, suppliers and distributors, who are committed to excellence and growth in the aftermarket industry, as well as highlight the newest and most popular products available in the aftermarket industry.

The Aftermarket Product of the Year Award showcases new products in the RV aftermarket industry that have entered the marketplace. A panel of dealers and distributors, selected by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) Aftermarket Committee will consider innovation, functionality, value, quality of product and technology to determine a first, second and third place winner.

The Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of the RV aftermarket industry. In 2018, Bob Brammer, president of Stromberg Carlson Products, was selected as the recipient.

Submissions for both the Product of the Year and the Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement Award can be made by clicking here. The submission deadline is June 30.

In addition to these two awards, the Supplier and Distributor of the Year will be announced during the conference.

The annual RV Aftermarket Executive Conference is a three-day event where suppliers and distributors in the RV industry meet to develop their strategies for expanding their business in the coming year. The conference, open to all RVIA members, allows one-on-one “appointment sessions” between RV suppliers and distributors while also providing many social opportunities to learn vital business information from those who have a record of success in the industry.

Attendees can get a first look at the latest products and services in the aftermarket segment, learn vital business information while networking with colleagues and hear from thought-leaders on growth opportunities in the industry.

Submissions can be made by clicking here.