Thule Names Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. Strategic Partner of the Year

December 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Thule is proud to announce that Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. was the recipient of the inaugural Thule SMART RV Strategic Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented to Dutchmen President Richard W. Florea, Vice President and General Manager Steve Paul, Vice President and General Manager Brent Stevens and Director of Marketing Joe Hosinski at a ceremony held at the Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. booth at the RVIA show in Louisville, KY.

“The management teams at Dutchmen are true visionaries and understand that the RV industry must constantly evolve and adjust to changing consumer demands and market conditions if they are to attract and retain new consumers. Their willingness and courage to pioneer new technologies that revolutionize and enhance the overall RV experience with non-traditional RV companies is one of the reasons why Dutchmen is and will continue to be a leader in the industry.,” stated Chris Dannewitz, Thule’s VP Business Development.

“We are flattered by this award and thank Thule for their partnership over the past year. We feel SMART RV is an innovative product line that complements and enhances our brands. We look forward to seeing what Thule has in store for the future.” added Joe Hosinski.

Thule released their SMART RV line of products at the 2006 RVIA show and has since introduced additional SMART RV accessories plus an innovative line of aluminum steps and box awnings.

About Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc.
Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc. Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. is the manufacturer of Dutchmen, Denali, Victory Lane, Four Winds, North Shore, Winner’s Circle, N’Tense, Colorado, Grand Junction, Monte Vista, Aerolite, Adirondack, Kodiak, Tundra, Eco, Zoom, T@B and T@DA towable brands of recreational vehicles. For more information on Dutchmen Mfg. visit