Jackson Center, OH (May 3, 2019) – Airstream, Inc., maker of the iconic “silver bullet” fleet of Airstream® travel trailers and best-in-class touring coaches, today announced that seasoned manufacturing operations professional, Chris Rahrig, has taken on the role of Vice President of Supply Chain. Rahrig, who will lead the strategic vision, development, implementation and measurement of long-term strategies, programs and plans for the supply chain function at Airstream, will report directly to Justin Humphreys, COO.
With more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, operations and supply chain management, Rahrig joins Airstream after most recently serving as a plant manager for the Andersen Corporation. In this role, Rahrig was responsible for entire plant operations, including safety, quality, supply chain, manufacturing, facilities and maintenance. Rahrig also served as a Supply Chain Manager for Andersen Corporation, where he led purchasing, material handling, scheduling and capacity planning.
“As we’ve grown, we’ve recognized the need and opportunity for a new level of supply chain management.” said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream. “The added complexities in purchasing, from logistics to managing a global network of suppliers, has led us to create this very important position. Airstream is thrilled to have Chris on the team to lead these efforts and help us navigate the entire supply eco-system into the future.”
Rahrig received his BA and MBA from the University of Findlay. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Airstream team and honored to join the forward-thinking executives at the helm,” said Chris Rahrig, Vice President of Supply Chain for Airstream. “I look forward to build upon Airstream’s successful processes, and further drive innovation, growth and productivity for the company.”
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Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” Airstream® travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in the world. The company’s mission, as set forth by founder Wally Byam, is to create well-designed, high-quality products that allow people to follow their dreams and explore the world in home-like comfort. A steadfast commitment to Byam’s creed, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” has made the aluminum Airstream travel trailer a timeless classic. An unwavering focus on innovation keeps the company at the forefront of technology and customer experience in both the towable and motorized sectors. Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio, where a team of skilled craftspeople hand builds each travel trailer and upfits every touring coach, adding daily to the brand’s reputation for quality and innovation. Learn more about Airstream, our dealers, and current travel trailer and touring coach models at www.airstream.com. For the latest news on Airstream, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Airstream, Inc. is a subsidiary of Elkhart, IN-based THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO). THOR is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. For more information on THOR Industries and its products, please visit www.thorindustries.com.
THOR Industries recognizes the environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities presented by climate change. With our recent commitment to ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’, the THOR Family of Companies is taking bold actions to address climate change by committing to be carbon net-neutral by 2050, with an interim target of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Airstream, RV’s most iconic brand, has consistently focused on sustainable efforts so it’s natural they are the first in the industry to offer an initiative allowing consumers to participate in carbon sequestering directly. We are excited to support Airstream’s ‘Caravan to Carbon Neutral’ campaign, an important step toward THOR’s carbon net-neutral future.