Johnny Hernandez Named President Of Winnebago Industries Towables
FOREST CITY, Iowa, Jan. 16, 2013
FOREST CITY, Iowa, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winnebago Industries, Inc.
(NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer,
has announced the appointment of Johnny Hernandez to the position of president
of Winnebago Industries Towables, reporting directly to Winnebago Industries
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Sarah Nielsen. Former president Elvie
Frey has resigned to pursue other interests.
Hernandez, 56, has over 38 years' experience in the RV industry, and most
recently served as vice president of sales and product management for
Winnebago Industries Towables. Prior to joining Winnebago Industries, he
served as national sales and product manager for Coachmen's Brookstone fifth
wheel trailers. Previously, he served as president of Aero Coach, a division
of Thor Industries; president, CEO and founder of Frontier RV and Hernandez
also spent 26 years with Fleetwood Enterprises, serving in a variety of
towable and motor home sales and product planning positions.
"I am truly excited to be heading up the Towable groupof Winnebago
Industries," said Hernandez. "Winnebago Industries is a world class company
that is recognized globally for its products, quality, and award winning
service. I am honored to be working with the best workforce in our industry
towards our goal of providing innovative quality towable products that will
live up to the legendary Winnebago name. The marriage of Sunnybrook and
Winnebago created a company that has an historic reputation for not
sacrificing quality for quantity with a brand that is iconic throughout the
world and not just the RV industry. During my tenure within the RV industry, I
have worked with some very good companies and been involved with some very
successful products but I have never before witnessed the enormous potential
that lies before our company, our employees and our dealers."
About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc., "The Most Recognized Name in Motorhomes®," is a
leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in
leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality
motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products under the Winnebago,
Itasca, Era and SunnyBrook brand names. Winnebago Industries has received the
Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every
year since the award's inception in 1996. The Company's common stock is listed
on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO.
Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options
Exchange. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations material or
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For more information, contact: Sheila Davis
SOURCE Winnebago Industries, Inc.
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