Hall of Fame appoints industry leader as president
RV indsutry veteran named RV/MH Hall of Fame president and CEO.
Posted on March 15, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.
ELKHART — A longtime leader in the recreational vehicle industry has been appointed as president and chief operation office of the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum.
Darryl Searer, who has more then 50 years of experience in the industry and is a Hall of Fame member, will lead the institution on a non-compensated, voluntary basis. His selection is part of the debt restructuring agreement reached between the family of the late Robert “Boots” Ingram and the Hall of Fame.
The current staff at the Hall of Fame will remain in place.
In a press release, Bill Garpow, chairman of the institution’s board, called Searer “an ideal candidate to bring the Hall of Fame out of its financial crisis and lead it into the future.”
Searer started his career in the RV industry as a 16-year-old, working at Elkhart Rivet and Register, his father’s business. Since then, he has been vice president of marketing and sales for Dometic Corp., president and owner of MHS Supply, and chairman of Ultra-Fab Products Inc.