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By: On: Friday January 13 2012

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced the retirement of Bob Olson from the position of Chairman of the Board effective on Feb. 24, 2012.

Randy Potts will assume the role of chairman of the board in addition to his current positions of president and CEO, in accordance with the company’s succession plans. A 28-year veteran of Winnebago Industries, Potts joined the Company in 1983 as a senior tool designer. He has served in various engineering and management positions since that time. In January 2011, he was elected to the position of president and was elected to the additional role of CEO in June 2011. Potts has also served as vice president, manufacturing and senior vice president, strategic planning in which he was responsible for new business development for the company. Potts is a graduate of Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, Iowa.

Olson is a 43-year veteran of Winnebago Industries. While relinquishing his role as chairman of the board, he will remain a member of the board of directors and will also continue to serve in his role on the executive committee of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association and as co-chair of the Go-RVing Coalition.

By: On: Thursday January 13 2011

winnebago-lg0113Winnebago Industries, Inc., through a newly formed subsidiary, Winnebago of Indiana, has completed its purchase of all the assets of SunnyBrook RV, Inc. for $5.7 million in cash.

Winnebago says it will continue to produce towable products under the SunnyBrook brand and will honor all outstanding warranty commitments to current SunnyBrook owners. Additionally, Winnebago plans to diversify its product line to include Winnebago brand travel trailers and fifth wheels.

As well, Elvie Frey, president and majority owner of SunnyBrook Manufacturing, will remain with the company and serve as President of Winnebago of Indiana.

“We believe this acquisition will be highly successful,” says Bob Olson, chairman, CEO, and president of Winnebago Industries. “We are thrilled to have Elvie lead the new subsidiary forward.”




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