Winnebago Industries Inc. today (Nov. 4) announced that the board of directors on Tuesday elected Randy J. Potts to the position of senior vice president, strategic planning. In conjunction with the election of Potts, Daryl W. Krieger was appointed to the position of director, manufacturing.
Potts, 50, will be responsible for new business development for the Forest City, Iowa-based company. A 26-year veteran of Winnebago Industries, Potts most recently served as vice president, manufacturing. Previously, he served as director of manufacturing, general manager of manufacturing services, as well as various other engineering and supervisory positions for the company. Potts is a graduate of Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, Iowa.
“Randy’s background in manufacturing and engineering provides him with a great foundation for assisting us with the development of future opportunities outside the RV industry,” said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Bob Olson. “While serving as vice president of manufacturing, Randy and his staff have made visible improvements in the manufacturing environment, adjusting to challenging market conditions, further contributing to Winnebago Industries’ leadership role in the motorhome industry. It is our objective to not only be the leader in the motorhome industry, but also to explore diversification opportunities that will utilize our core competencies.”
Krieger, 46, will oversee all production, inventory control, maintenance services, warehousing, manufacturing engineering and tooling areas of the company.
Krieger has 25 years of service with Winnebago Industries and most recently served as general manager, fabrication. Previously, he served as plant manager of the sawmill/cabinet shop, assembly manager for the Rialta and EuroVan Camper production, as well as several other positions throughout the company, including a variety of other engineering and supervisory positions. Krieger earned an Associate of Arts degree fromWaldorf College, Forest City, Iowa; a Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa; and a Master of Science degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University, Flint, Mich.