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Bill Meadows

Bill Meadows

Middlebury, Ind.-based Ready RV, a subsidiary of transporter Team RV Express, announced the hiring of industry veteran Bill Meadows as shop manager.

“We are very pleased that Bill decided to join our team,” said Ready RV President Mike McGee. “His 20-plus years of experience will be a great asset to us and we believe we will continue to grow our company at a rapid rate with his help.”

Team RV Express, which has been in the RV transport business for 10 years, formed Ready RV — and its “Ready To Roll” program — to perform predelivery inspections (PDIs) on RVs prior to being shipped to dealerships throughout North America.

“The staff here has been very welcoming,” said Meadows, who worked for the past five years at Continental Coach in Shipshewana, Ind., as the assistant production coordinator.  He noted that he was in charge of quality control so that “responsibility fits nicely with managing a PDI shop.”

“Most of what I’ve dealt with is from the ground up so this is a different challenge but I think my experience will make it a little easier,” he explained.

He said he supervised as many as 70 staff while at Continental Coach and has been impressed by the quality of staff at Ready RV. “Very capable and very competent,” he said of his new crew. “We have a few young guys who are like sponges and the other guys share their knowledge and are willing to offer sound advice.”