Thor names Zimmerman CEO of Keystone RV Co.

Thor names Zimmerman CEO of Keystone RV Co.

New leadership at Keystone, Dutchmen, CrossRoads RV.

February 9, 2016

Elkhart, Indiana – Thor Industries Inc. has made a series of organizational changes at Keystone RV Company, Dutchmen Manufacturing, and CrossRoads RV.

Matt Zimmerman will assume the role of CEO of Keystone, after serving for four years as Keystone RV Co.'s president. In his new role as CEO, Zimmerman and a select group of Keystone's operations team will provide oversight to Keystone RV Co., Dutchmen Manufacturing, and CrossRoads RV. Zimmerman will continue to report directly to Thor President and CEO, Bob Martin.

Martin says, "This marks an exciting step for our company as we leverage the bench strength of our Keystone leadership team. Given their extraordinary performance in managing Keystone and Dutchmen, we are confident that our team can bring these operations to new levels of success with a continued focus on dealers and customers."

As part of the organizational changes, Ryan Juday will become president of CrossRoads RV, assuming responsibility for all of CrossRoads' operations in Topeka, Indiana. Juday, a 14-year Keystone RV sales veteran, most recently served as group general manager for the Fuzion, Sprinter, and Springdale brands. Juday will be supported by the key members of Keystone's operations team to foster improvements in manufacturing operations, quality and product development at CrossRoads.

Jeff Runels will become president of Keystone RV Company, assuming responsibility for all of the operations of Keystone in Goshen, Indiana, and Pendleton, Oregon. Runels has been with Keystone for 11 years and has served as Keystone vice president of sales for the past three years, following previous roles as group general manager, product manager and district sales manager for Keystone.

Troy James will become president of Dutchmen and will be responsible for all of Dutchmen's operations in northern Indiana. James has been with Dutchmen for five years and previously led the successful charge to completely revamp the Dutchmen product line while serving as vice president of sales.

Keystone CEO Matt Zimmerman says, "Jeff, Troy and Ryan have been instrumental in the continued growth of Keystone and Dutchmen, having earned the respect of our employees and our dealers. We plan to draw on their ability to lead a well-managed, customer-focused team as we concentrate on accelerating growth for all three organizations. "

Source: Thor Industries, Inc.