Barry Eckel

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Thetford Corp. announced the promotions of Barry Eckel to executive vice president while Mary Pouliot will now serve as vice president, sales and marketing, effective immediately.

“I’m pleased to promote from within two talented and experienced individuals to fill two important leadership positions,” Thetford CEO Stephane Cordeille said in a press release.

Eckel will lead all facets of Thetford and Norcold’s business in the Americas, and will report directly to Cordeille. Most recently, Eckel served as vice president, sales and marketing. Pouliot, who most recently served as director of OEM sales and service, will also report directly to Eckel. 

“In addition to strong, long-term relationships and a breadth of experience within our companies Barry and Mary enjoy very close relationships with our customers. These moves firmly entrench our customer-first focus,”Cordeille said.

Eckel joined Thetford and Norcold in 2014 following a 24-year career at Meritor Inc. where he held numerous leadership positions in the automotive aftermarket, powersports and commercial vehicle sectors. He last served as senior director, global OEM sales before moving to Thetford.

Mary Pouliot

“Barry has demonstrated strong leadership in every position that he’s held throughout his career,” Cordeille said. “I look forward to him continuing to provide that great leadership throughout our entire organization.”

Originally a consultant to Thetford, Pouliot officially joined the company as director of customer service in 2006 and was promoted to director of OEM sales and service in 2015. She is actively involved on the MARVAC board of directors and is an RV Industry Association (RVIA) advocate for technician training and education.

“We are all excited about Mary’s new role,” Cordeille said. “Her time in customer-focused positions within our organization and long-time leadership roles in the industry will serve our customers well – both now and in the future.”