Tag: Capitol Talk

Capitol Talk: RVDA Dealers Discuss the State of the Market

Joining Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion centered on the state of the retail market were Ryan Horsey of Parkview RV Center in Delaware, Lane Bell of Bell Camper Sales in Oklahoma, Brad Bacon of Pleasureland RV in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and RV Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia. The RVBusiness Capitol ...

Capitol Talk: Hesse Discusses Blue Ox’s Expansion Strategy

Mike Hesse, owner of Blue Ox, visits with Rick Kessler and Gary Gerard of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion on his company's recent expansion into new product segments. Hesse also dives into his take on the state of the market, plus a number of other industry-related topics. An RVBusiness production sponsored by Airxcel, Capitol Talk is also available as a ...

Capitol Talk: Gulf Stream’s Phil Sarvari Teases Two New Models

Gulf Stream Coach President Phil Sarvari joins Rick Kessler and Gary Gerard of RVBusiness to discuss the latest goings on at the Nappanee, Ind.-based RV manufacturer, including a brief preview of two new models coming soon., as well as his take on the current state of the market. An RVBusiness production sponsored by Airxcel, Capitol Talk is also available as ...

Capitol Talk: Alliance’s Ryan Brady Teases New Travel Trailer

Ryan Brady, co-founder of Alliance RV in Elkhart, Ind., joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg for a Capitol Talk discussion on his company's latest news– including the debut later this year of a new travel trailer for the five-year-old towables manufacturer. An RVBusiness production sponsored by Airxcel, Capitol Talk is also available as a podcast: • Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB99m6aANMmNJ4p3gE • Apple ...

RV Trader’s Nicole Schantz Says Retail Buyers Are Still Active

Nicole Schantz, vice president of OEM & Strategic Partnerships at Trader Interactive, says buyer behavior at RV Trader suggests the retail market is still active. Schantz, in talking with Capitol Talk co-hosts Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler of RVBusiness, draws upon RV Trader's vast reach into the consumer space for her conclusions. An RVBusiness production sponsored by Airxcel, Capitol Talk ...

RV Industry Volunteers Gearing Up for 3rd Annual Park Cleanup

Michilah Grimes, the director of Corporate & Community Impact for Lippert, and Mike Gaeddert, a Forest River general manager overseeing the Catalina and Aurora travel trailers brands, join Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion on the 3rd annual industry-wide park cleanup event. The RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) Emerging Leaders Coalition is calling for volunteers ...

Capitol Talk: Akbar Ghous, Tony Sippel on FCCC’s Future Plans

Akbar Ghous, the newly installed Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Tony Sippel, who has now been tasked with leading the company's Customer Excellence initiative, join Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg for an RVBusiness Capitol Talk discussion on their new roles and host of other changes going on at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp (FCCC). Sponsored by Airxcel, Capitol Talk ...

Capitol Talk: Public Invited to Charitable ‘Big Balloon Build’

Organizers, sponsors and supporters are gearing up for the 2024 Big Balloon Build, which is coming April 25-28 to the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. Balloon artists from around the world will create a life-size, balloon experience all in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Michiana. In this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk, co-hosted by Rick Kessler ...

Capitol Talk: New President Seyfert Vows to Bring Dometic Back

Todd Seyfert, Dometic's new president for the Land Segment Americas, joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for a very candid conversation on how his company needs to do a better job of telling its story. In the last several years Dometic has gone quiet, he says, and that silence created a misperception that the company was stepping back ...

Capitol Talk: Care Camps Thanks RV Industry for Support

Gwynn Sullivan, executive director of the Care Camps Foundation, joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion on the organization's name change and some of its future plans. Sullivan also takes the opportunity to thank the RV industry for its growing support of the Care Camps' mission. RVBusiness Capitol Talk, sponsored by Airxcel, is also ...

Capitol Talk: Rollick’s CEO Brenner on ‘Future of Buying’

Rollick CEO Bernie Brenner joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg for this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk. Brenner discusses Rollick's programs and services as well as the company's recent "Future of Buying" study. RVBusiness Capitol Talk, sponsored by Airxcel, is also available as a podcast: Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB99m6aANMmNJ4p3gE Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rvbusiness-capital-talk/id1652256162 Google Podcasts – https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jNjNiYWVhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiw3NKO58z9AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQCg

Capitol Talk: Rep. Yakym Offers Update on Legislative Issues

U.S. Rep. Rudy Yakym, the Republication Congressman representing Indiana’s 2nd District, joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk. The Congressman provides an update on a number of RV-specific legislative issues and offers a realistic perspective on the political climate in Washington D.C., among other topics. RVBusiness Capitol Talk, sponsored by Airxcel, is ...

RVB Capitol Talk: Horsey, Ingrassia Look at Dealer Priorities

Ryan Horsey, Co-Owner and Vice President of Fixed Operations for Parkview RV Center, Smyrna, Del., and the chair of the RV Dealers Association (RVDA), along with RVDA President Phil Ingrassia join Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk. The far-reaching discussion touches on a number of topics central to RV dealers, including the ...

Capitol Talk: Patrick’s Rodino Talks Leadership Realignment

Patrick Industries President Jeff Rodino joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion on the company's recently announced corporate leadership realignment has the mega-supplier poised to take advantage of continued growth into the RV, marine, housing and powersport markets. RVBusiness Capitol Talk, sponsored by Airxcel, is also available as a podcast: Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB9... Apple Podcasts- ...

Capitol Talk: Arrkann, IDS Partner on Custom Data Reports

Sarah Baptiste, general manager of Arrkann RV Centre, and Allison Miller, sales engineer with IDS, join Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg for this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk. Baptiste and Miller discuss their joint project on how securing specific data helped improve the dealership's business operations. RVBusiness Capitol Talk, sponsored by Airxcel, is also available as a podcast: Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB9... ...

Capitol Talk: Previewing the 2024 Leadership Conference

In this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk, sponsored by Airxcel, Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg are joined by Ryan Elias, James Ashurst and Jeremy Greene for a preview of the 2024 RV Industry Association (RVIA) Leadership Conference, which is March 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. Elias is the vice president and general manager of ...

Jon Ferrando Addresses Recent News at Blue Compass RV

In this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk, Founder, CEO and President Jon Ferrando discusses the completion of the dealer group's nationwide rebranding from RV Retailer to Blue Compass RV in this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk. In addition, Ferrando offers his thoughts on the state of the market as well as an update on other programs and initiatives going on ...

Michael Neal Discusses B&B Dealer Services, Dealer Sentiment

Michael Neal, president of B&B Dealer Services, joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg for an RVBusiness Capitol Talk discussion about his company and what RV dealer sentiment is like during this soft market. RVBusiness Capitol Talk is sponsored by Airxcel Inc. RVBusiness Capitol Talk is also available as a podcast: Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB9... Apple Podcasts- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Google Podcasts- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...

FRVTA’s Dave Kelly Previews the 2024 Florida RV SuperShow

In this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk, Dave Kelly, executive director of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg from RVBusiness to preview the 2024 Florida RV SuperShow, which is set for Jan. 17-21 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla. RVBusiness Capitol Talk is sponsored by Airxcel Inc. RVBusiness Capitol Talk is also ...

Capitol Talk: THOR’s Bob Martin Sees Long Term Positives

Bob Martin, president and CEO of THOR Industries Inc., joins Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler for an RVBusiness Capitol Talk discussion on the health of the RV industry. Sponsored by Airxcel Inc., RVBusiness Capitol Talk is also available as a podcast: Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB99m6aANMmNJ4p3gEApple Podcasts- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rvbusiness-capital-talk/id1652256162Google Podcasts- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jNjNiYWVhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiw3NKO58z9AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQCg

Jason Lippert & Ryan Smith on LCI’s Growth by Innovation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bNG0b-wBiI Jason Lippert, president and CEO of LCI Industries, and Ryan Smith, the company's group president for OEM business, sit down with Rick Kessler and Sherman Goldenberg from RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion on how the supplier's ongoing diversification strategy, fueled by product innovation, has helped it weather the current soft market. RVBusiness Capitol Talk is sponsored by Airxcel ...

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