Fleetwood RV Hires Former Harley Exec
Decatur-based Fleetwood RV Inc. has selected John Lowry as chief operating officer. He previously served as a general manager of powertrain operations for Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). September 30, 2013
DECATUR, Ind. – Fleetwood RV, Inc., has announced John Lowry will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. The position was previously held by Jim Meyer, who is the COO of Allied Specialty Vehicles and was the acting interim COO of Fleetwood RV, Inc.
John previously worked at Harley-Davidson as General Manager of Powertrain Operations and served in operational leadership roles for the company's four largest factories. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, John spent 15 years as a Marine Corps Officer. He spent an additional 10 years in the Marine Corps Reserve after joining Harley-Davidson and retired with the rank of colonel. John was decorated for valor as a Force Recon Platoon Leader during the 1991 Gulf War and received numerous other awards including the Legion of Merit.
John holds an MBA from Harvard University and has also earned degrees from Princeton, Stanford and the US Army War College.
“John's caliber of experience and enthusiasm will help raise the bar in our organization and we're elated to have him on our team,” stated John Draheim, President & CEO of Fleetwood RV, Inc. ” With a strong focus on our business objectives, I look for John's presence to further strengthen our industry-leading operational practices and his contributions as COO will help move us closer to becoming a world-class RV manufacturer.”
About Fleetwood RV, Inc.
Fleetwood RV, Inc. (“Fleetwood RV” or the “Company”) is a leading manufacturer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles. The Company has one of the best and longest standing distribution networks in the industry and boasts some of the industry's most recognized and iconic brand names such as American Coach and Bounder. Fleetwood RV is headquartered in Decatur, Ind., which is also its principal manufacturing location.
Source: Fleetwood RV Inc.