Leadership shuffle at KZ RV, Heartland RV, and Dutchmen RV

RV industry giant THOR Industries has announced a change in key leadership positions at three of its prestigious brands: KZ RV, Heartland RV, and Dutchmen RV. The company has detailed that Ryan Juday will assume the role of president of KZ Recreational Vehicles and Kyle Kwasny will assume the role of president of Heartland RV. Kyle was previously president of another THOR company, Dutchmen RV, which will now be headed up by Keystone RV president Jeff Runnels.

“The depth and experience of the leadership teams across the THOR family of companies sets us apart from the rest of the RV industry and positions us to make essential moves when it’s in the best interest of the operating companies and their dealers to do so,” stated Bob Martin, THOR president and CEO.

“Experience and fit within an organization are essential to long term success in our industry. These two moves mark an important step in aligning two of our talented leaders with the vison of each of our operating companies.

“When KZ tragically lost its President, Aram Koltookian, it required a comprehensive evaluation of talent across the enterprise to find the best leader for KZ’s future. Ryan Juday is that leader,” Martin continued. “Ryan is a proven winner and has been a key leader at THOR since he rose to a leadership position at THOR operating company Keystone RV, and ultimately became President at Heartland RV. Ryan’s leadership is ideally suited for KZ because of its strong history of nurturing long-term relationships with key dealer partners and building quality products.

“Kyle Kwasny has done an outstanding job building industry-leading brands at Dutchmen RV, while staying focused on quality,” shared Martin. “Kyle’s data-driven approach to the long-term success of the business makes him the ideal candidate to lead the Heartland RV Company which includes Heartland RV, DRV, and CRV.”

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