40 Under 40 Awards

40 Under 40


The RV Industry Association recently select the first annual “40 Under 40” Award Winners identifying current and future leaders in the RV industry who are under 40 years of age. Candidates were anyone currently employed by a RV manufacturer, dealer, supplier, campground or media company who has demonstrated commitment to the RV industry and shown leadership potential, striving to make a difference in their organization.

Don’t miss the inaugural class being recognized at Outlook 2018 during the 2017 National RV Trade Show! Congratulations to the 40 finalists:

  • Aaron Young, Dutchmen RV
  • Adam Smith, Prime Time Manufacturing
  • Amber Briere, Lazydays RV
  • Andy Wesdorp, Heartland RV
  • Angela Howard, Horizon Global Americas
  • Anthony Wollschlager, Dicor Corporation
  • Ashley (AJ) Jones, Heartland RV
  • Ben Hettrick, Smiths RV Centre
  • Ben Hirsch, Campers Inn RV
  • Brandon Bretz, Bretz RV & Marine
  • Chris Bornemann, RVIA
  • Coley Brady, Heartland RV
  • Courtney Robey, RVIA
  • David Ostlund, Coach-Net
  • Heather Chandler, RV Trader
  • Heather Leach, Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association
  • Jason Obendorf, ObeCo Inc.
  • Jeff Runels, Keystone RV
  • Jered Sobel, Sobel University
  • Jessica Ulanowicz, Horizon Transport
  • Jim Hoogendoorn, Jim’s Camper Service, Inc
  • Joe Bullyan Jr., Bullyan RV
  • John Feddersen, REV Group
  • Jonathan Brock, Keystone RV
  • Kary Galbreath, D&N RV Service
  • Kirk Bates, Newmar Corporation
  • Lindsey Johns, Travel Lite RV
  • Mark Davis, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems
  • Melissa Harrigan, Hemlock Hill RV
  • Micah Staley, Grand Design RV
  • Michael Terlep, Forest River
  • Monika Geraci, RVIA
  • Nate Goldenburg, Grand Design RV
  • Russell Eckstein, Mount Comfort RV
  • Ryan Ellson, Thor Motor Coach
  • Ryan Smith, Lippert Components
  • Shawna Plemmons, Bill Plemmons RV World
  • Soeren Thanscheidt, Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Tabitha Personke, Little Dealer Little Prices
  • Troy Nusbaum, Dicor Corporation




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