Frank Hugelmeyer to Lead RVIA

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Frank Hugelmeyer has been named the next president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Hugelmeyer will officially take the seat on October 1 after Richard Coon, who has held the position for the past 10 years, retires.

After an extensive search over the past several months, the RVIA Presidential Search Committee recommended and the RVIA Board of Directors approved the hiring of Hugelmeyer during the association’s Committee Week meetings, held May 31 – June 4 in Washington, D.C.

“Frank’s proven track record of success in for-profit companies and most recently as president and CEO of the Outdoor Industry Association make him ideal for leading RVIA into the future,” says Derald Bontrager, RVIA chairman of the board, who led the search committee. “He is passionate about and loves the outdoors and is a strong advocate for all outdoor recreation segments working together, along with our legislators, to protect and enhance the consumer experience.”

“I am enthusiastic to join, and work for, such a highly respected association as RVIA,” says Hugelmeyer. “It is a special opportunity to combine my professional expertise with the outdoor recreation lifestyle that I personally enjoy.

“RVIA is a strong organization with an important mission. From connecting more people to meaningful experiences through Go RVing to providing innovative solutions for increasingly mobile customers, RVIA members have a bright future. I look forward to working with the talented board and management team to help the association deliver outstanding value to the members.”

Hugelmeyer will assume the position of President Elect on July 13 to work with Coon during a period of transition and will officially take over on October 1.