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RVIA Honors Derald Bontrager

Middlebury, IN – The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will honor Derald Bontrager, president and CEO of Jayco Inc., and Wilkins RV President Brian Wilkins with the organization’s top awards during a special RV Industry Awards event, taking place during the National RV Trade Show on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Mercury Ballroom located in downtown Louisville, Ky., a couple of blocks from Fourth Street Live.

According to a release, Bontrager will receive RVIA’s Distinguished Service to the RV Industry Award. This is the association’s highest honor, presented to an individual within the industry who has set himself or herself apart by outstanding service. As one of the most successful and respected executives in the RV industry, Bontrager is being recognized for his extensive service to RVIA and for his tremendous success at the helm of Jayco.

Wilkins will be honored with the David J. Humphreys Industry Unity Award, which is presented jointly by RVIA and RVDA. This award recognizes an individual who continuously strives to encourage the multiple constituencies of the industry to work collectively for the growth and betterment of the industry. During his time as RVDA chairman and in other leadership positions, Wilkins has worked diligently to strengthen the bonds connecting RV dealers, manufacturers and suppliers.

The inaugural RV Industry Awards will bring the RV industry together for an evening of recognition to honor the companies, people and vehicles that truly showcase the industry as dynamic, innovative, inspirational and customer-service focused. The event, sponsored by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), will also feature the presentation of RVDA’s Titan Award to Bob Tiffin, founder of Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.; RVDA’s Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) Quality Circle Awards; and RVBusiness Magazine’s RV of the Year Award.

Posted on November 15, 2017

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