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A “Who’s Who” in the RV industry will be participating in an industry panel on the closing day of the Texas RV Association’s (TRVA) 33rd Annual Business Convention Aug. 11-14 in San Antonio.
Invited guests to present their viewpoints on the industry are: Bruce Hertzke, chairman and CEO of Winnebago Industries Inc.; Brad Albrechtsen, president and CEO of National RV Holdings Inc.; Claire Skinner, chairman and CEO of Coachmen Industries Inc.; Jim Sheldon, special assistant to the CEO of Monaco Coach Corp.; Derald Bontrager, COO of Jayco Inc.; Chris Braun, executive vice president of Fleetwood RV Group; Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA); Mike Molino, president of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA); and Del Sanders, RVDA chairman.
Uniformity of new model introduction, standardization of parts and the shortage of RV technicians are among the likely topics of discussion for the panel, according to Clark McEwen, TRVA executive director.
The four-day convention, whose theme is “Taking Care of Business,” will be held at the Marriott Plaza in San Antonio. Activities include industry seminars, poker and golf tournaments, and several other social functions.
Roger Williams, Texas secretary of state, will address the President’s Banquet Sunday night (Aug. 13). Bob Phillips, Texas Hill Country reporter and host for a statewide TV program, will be the featured speaker at the awards luncheon on Aug. 14. The convention concludes with the annual membership meeting and election of officers.
The TRVA represents more than 500 RV dealers, manufacturers, RV parks and campgrounds, suppliers and service firms in Texas, annually the second or third largest RV market in the U.S. The association touts itself as the nation’s most active in legislative affairs and spends upwards of $100,000 annually in legislative efforts.