On the move, Dec. 1, 2013
LAGRANGE — Kent Pletcher has been named regional sales manager of Cruiser RV.
Pletcher will manage the company’s Canadian and United States territories, including Manitoba, Ontario, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
He’ll also be responsible for Cruiser RV’s Viewfinder Signature, Radiance and Enterra product lines.
Pletcher has three years of experience selling RVs to Cruiser RV.
ELKHART — Truma Corp, a Germany-based system supplier for motorhomes, travel trailers and mobile applications, has announced a new executive team for its new North American headquarters in Elkhart.
Gerhard “Gary” Hundsberger has been named president and Elden Wood has been named vice president of sales and marketing.
Hundsberger was born near Munich, Germany, and earned a master’s degree in business administration. He joined Truma in 2001 as domestic and international inside sales manager. From 2010 to 2012 he served as director of international sales services and was then promoted as head of global strategy, where he was responsible for developing growth strategies in North America and Asia.
Wood began his career in the RV industry as a student of entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he founded an online RV rental and sales company. He graduated with a degree in business administration and global management. Wood has more than seven years of experience supporting European and American RV companies.
Elkhart Plastics Inc.
SOUTH BEND — Brian Myers has joined Elkhart Plastics Inc.’s South Bend plant team as quality manager. Myers will be responsible for the overall management of quality functions and processes, including involvement with automotive-equivalent production part approval process, coordination of technicians, ISO 9001, data collection and analysis, and working closely with company personnel, customers and suppliers.
Myers earned a Bachelor of Science in aviation engineering technology from Purdue University. He has experience working at a metal finishing company.
EverGreen LLC Inc.
MIDDLEBURY — Evergreen LLC Inc. has appointed Billy Stroup and John Gerger as plant managers and Steve Crawford as director of quality control and international production.
Stroup will serve as plant manager for EverGreen Recreational Vehicles’ Amped brand. In his new position, he’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of production for the Amped Toy Hauler. He has more than 23 years of experience in RV industry management and production.
Gerger will serve as plant manager of the company’s Ascend, iGo, Ever-Lite and Sun Valley brands. In his new position he’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of production for these brands. He has more than 20 years of experience in RV industry management and production. He previously served as a member of the team responsible for the launch of the Amped Toy Hauler, one of Evergreen’s most successful product launches.
Crawford will serve as director of quality control and international production. In his new position he’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of procedures and quality processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in RV industry management and production. Crawford is one of the original staff of Evergreen and has been on the leadership team since 2008.
GOSHEN — Nick Sweazy has been named product manager for Keystone Bullet’s Ultra-Lite division. Sweazy previously served as the brand’s district sales manager for the northeast United States and eastern Canada. He is a graduate of Purdue University.