Senior management teams from Thor Industries Inc. and Erwin Hymer Group (EHG) sat down this week for an intensive series of meetings at Thor’s corporate headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., the first U.S. get-together for the two companies since Thor on Feb. 1 announced its acquisition for more than $2 billion of EHG, a 95-year-old, family-held, “caravan” and “motorcaravan” manufacturer based in Bad Waldsee, Germany. The combination of the two companies gives Thor a leading position in recreational vehicle manufacturing and sales in both Europe and North America. Few details were available this week as the meetings underway. “It’s the first meeting of Thor and Hymer management in the U.S. since the close of the deal,” Martin responded via text to a request for comment from RVBUSINESS.com. “With this meeting we learn from each other and look to our very bright future together. We’re planning various synergies in product, people and sourcing of parts and assembly.” Featured in this Shawn Spence photo are (left front) Thor Executive Chairman Peter Orthwein, Thor Senior Vice President and CFO Colleen Zuhl and EHG CFO Stefan Junker; (second row) EHG CEO Martin Brandt and Thor Sr. Vice President, Human Resources and Administration Ken Julian: (third row) Thor Sr. Vice President of International Business Operations Troy James, Thor Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Todd Woelfer; EHG COO Jan Francke, EHG CSO Jan de Hass and Thor President and CEO Bob Martin.