RVIA Aftermarket Committee Seeking Volunteer Assistance

John Tinghitella

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following communication was sent out Thursday (Oct. 13) by the RV Industry Association on behalf of John Tinghitella, chairman of the Steering Team for the RV Industry Association Aftermarket Committee.

Dear RV Industry Association Aftermarket Members,

The Aftermarket team is active as our Task Forces are resetting for a great 2023 and beyond. A few updates worth noting:

The Steering Committee is shifting from 6 members to 5, as a long time industry veteran Matt Warner moves on. Matt’s very busy these days getting his new business going and has decided to pull back. We know he won’t drift too far away and is always welcome in our segment. The Committee is developing a leadership succession plan for future structural requirements and improvements. For now there are five remaining members: Tom Manning, Steve Johnson, Raymond Padgett, Art Tischer and myself.

The Events Task Force, led by Chris Cieto, is busy lining up future Conference venues and reviewing our recent post-event survey for improvements and upgrades. The 2022 RV Aftermarket Conference in San Antonio drew 238 attendees. All indications are attendees were highly pleased with the event and look forward to next August in San Diego.
Raymond Padgett is leading the Consumer Outreach Task Force. Last month they wrapped up initial filming which will be the basis for video content to help new RVers get started, particularly on applying aftermarket products.

The Content Task Force is charged with operationalizing our charter which is based on achieving a great consumer outcome in Parts & Accessories to support the RV Industry Association’s mission to promote and protect the RV industry. We focus on four distinct pillars: Data, Connections, Outreach and Legacy. Our goal is to serve up relevant content at the Aftermarket Conference and throughout the year for added member value. I lead this team and we’re looking for new volunteers for 2023.

If you are interested in joining any of the Task Forces please feel free to reach out directly to me. Onward and upward!

John Tinghitella
Chairman – Steering Team, RV Industry Association Aftermarket Committee

Source: https://rvbusiness.com/rvia-aftermarket-committee-seeking-volunteer-assistance/