I AM 100% IN CHARGE
Changes Are Being Implemented to Enhance Wholesaler-to-Vendor Relationship
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2016) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, through its sister brand, National RV Supply, are expanding their wholesale division to ensure that independent dealers across the country are offered fair and competitive prices in light of the recent RV aftermarket consolidations. National RV Supply has one mission within the wholesale RV aftermarket industry, which is to deliver a wholesale pricing model that passes along the bulk of the discounts Camping World and National RV Supply receive based on its volume and long standing relationships with key industry vendors.
"We are investing millions into our existing state of the art distribution system that currently serves the top 120 RV markets in the country to ensure that independent dealers are able to benefit from the national buying power of our $3.5 billion dollar sales business," said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World and Good Sam, CEO and Chairman. "I've appointed Johnny Sirpilla, Chief Business Development Officer, to lead the growth and expansion of our national wholesale division based on his past experience as an RV dealership owner and a top executive at Camping World. Johnny served as President of our Accessories retail group for years and has strong relationships with key parts and accessory vendors that will rely on National RV Supply to ensure their products ultimately reach the RV consumer. With his vast experience and commitment to excellence, I know his team will deliver products and services to independent dealers that are second to none."
Johnny Sirpilla commented, "We know the RV dealer business and the exact items a dealer needs to profitably run their parts and service departments. We've put together a team of the finest leaders from the RV parts and accessories aftermarket and partnered them with our existing veterans to create a simply remarkable team. Jim Musbach, retired CEO from Coast Distribution, Inc. will serve as a strategist along with other previous Coast leaders, Don Bachman heading up the national inside sales team in Elkhart, Indiana, Dee Wright serving as District Sales Manager on the West Coast and Steve Mickey as District Sales Manager on the East Coast."
"2015 saw a significant shake up in the aftermarket space and obvious pricing changes to the dealer network," continued Sirpilla. "We are RV people and proud to accept the responsibility to serve our own to ensure dealers can quickly and price competitively serve the RV consumer to ensure they stay in the RV lifestyle."
Sirpilla continues with, "We will serve the independent dealer community as we serve our own Camping World dealer base with the fastest moving and most relevant RV products at prices far below the traditional wholesale market. We are making the buying process extremely easy, as the dealers will not need to tie up their cash or make large commitments to get the absolute lowest prices in the wholesale industry with fulfillment options that fit their needs."
National RV Supply plans to offer an online ordering system with several different fulfillment options with a targeted launch date of March 1, 2016. Products can be delivered directly from National RV Supply distribution centers, available for pre-order delivery, picked up or couriered from commercial regional delivery services available at select will call centers across the country, or by shopping at over 120 Camping World retail stores.
For more information about National RV Supply, call or visit www.NationalRVsupply.com.
About Camping World & Good Sam
Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America's #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoors.
Camping World features over 10,000 quality products located at over 120 SuperCenters nationwide, easy online and catalog shopping at www.campingworld.com as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manufacturers. Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus loads of valuable RV information and travel tips to get you ready for your next adventure. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.
Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visithttp://www.campingworldgoodsamjobs.com/
About Marcus Lemonis
Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Marcus Lemonis LLC as well as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. Camping World is the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owner's organization. Visit www.campingworld.com
Lemonis is also known as the "business turnaround king" and host of CNBC's prime time reality series, The Profit, in which he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a "Three P" principle: People, Process, and Product. The Profit airs Tuesdays nights at 10pm ET / PT on CNBC.