Brian Hazelton of Scwhing becomes new Vice President of Winnebago
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO) has announced the appointment of Brian Hazelton to the position of Vice President & General Manager - Motorhome Business, effective August 29, 2016. This Executive Officer position will report directly to Michael Happe, President and CEO. Hazelton will have responsibility for leading Winnebago's core motorized recreational vehicle division, which includes a full line of well-known gas and diesel products sold predominantly in North America.
Hazelton previously was Chief Executive Officer of Schwing America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty concrete-related construction equipment. Prior to his time with Schwing, Hazelton worked for Terex Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation in various Vice President roles, many of which were customer-facing areas such as sales, marketing, service, and dealer development.
"We are excited to welcome Brian to the Winnebago Industries team. Brian is a talented, customer-centric leader with a strong record of delivering results, both financially and within the markets he has served," said Happe. "We believe his skill set, including the last seven years as a CEO spent transforming an organization, plus the RV industry experience of the team he inherits will make for a productive combination benefiting our channel partners and end customers."
Hazelton is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with an undergraduate degree in Business/Finance.