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Gorin Among 2017 RV/MH Hall Of Fame Inductees

unnamedThe board of directors of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation announced Wednesday (Jan. 4) the names of those who will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall) as members of the Class of 2017.

“The Class of 2017 is historic in that the first inductee from the Canadian RV/MH industries will be inducted this year,” stated Foundation President Darryl Searer in an announcement about this year’s slate. “He is Woody Paylor, retired founder of Woody’s RV in Alberta, Canada. “Congratulations to the 10 new honorees. All of them have had or are having outstanding careers and are richly deserving of this high honor.”

David Gorin

Also among the class is David Gorin, a periodic Woodall’s Campground Management columnist, former head of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and the Virginia Campground Association, campground developer and campground consultant with David Gorin and Associates, which last year became Gorin + Cohen Consulting Group.

The Class of 2017, which will be officially inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame at the annual induction dinner on Aug. 7 in Elkhart, Ind., includes:

RV Inductees

Edwin H. Baier
Retired President, Evergreen RV Supply
Washington
International parts distributor in the U.S. and Canada

Martin J. (Marty) Shea
President/Owner Madison RV Supercenter, Inc.
Alabama
RV dealer

Woody Paylor
Retired Founder of Woody’s RV World
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
RV dealer

David Gorin
President, David Gorin Associates LLC
Virginia
Association executive, RV parks and campgrounds

Walter Bennett
Vice President, Thor Industries Inc.
Ohio
RV manufacturer

Manufactured Housing Inductees

Doug Lippert
Retired Chairman, Lippert Components Inc.
Indiana
RV/MH supplier

Michael G. Sullivan
CEO, Newport Pacific Family of Companies
California
MH professional property management, RV/MH sales and real estate development

Spencer Roane
President, Boyd Roane Inc. and founder, Southeastern Community Owners
Georgia
MH community management consultant

Christine Lindsey
VP of Sales & Finance, Regional Vice President, UMH Properties Inc.
Tennessee
MH community management

Dennis J. Beadle
Retired president, Victorian Homes
Indiana
MH manufacturer and dealership

Searer applauded the work of the nominating committee that had to narrow a list of over 60 highly deserving candidates down to the final 10 selected.

“I was especially impressed with the committee’s work for the diversity of this year’s class, not only in the inductee’s gender, but also the diversity of regions within the U.S. as well as the diversion of nominee’s industry segments such as suppliers, manufacturers, dealers, community managers and developers, as well as association executives,” he said.

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