Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the promotion of Tom Olson to the position of product compliance manager.
A 27-year veteran of Winnebago, Olson is responsible for proactive product safety efforts, including compliance with national, state, industry and corporate codes, standards, requirements, and specifications. He also has responsibility for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall reporting and corporate response. In addition, Olson will assist the legal department in case history evaluation and management, as well as serving as company representative during mediation and litigation.
Olson began his career at Winnebago in 1984 on the production line and then moved to customer service as an RV technician before leaving the company’s employ for three years. In 1993, Olson rejoined Winnebago as a quality control inspector and served in various capacities before being promoted to his current position in December 2014.
A native of Bricelyn, Minn., Olson attended Canby Area Vocational Technical Institute and Mankato Area Vocational Technical Institute. He also has completed the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) registered service advisor/writer, registered RV technician, and master certified technician courses. Olson resides in Forest City.