February 16, 2018

Airstream Names New Chief Operating Officer

VP of Sales Justin Humphreys Steps Up As COO

(Jackson Center, OH) – Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler is announcing that Vice President of Sales Justin Humphreys will serve as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the manufacturer of the world’s most iconic recreational vehicle.

“It’s not just an opportunity to serve as Airstream’s COO, it’s also an honor,” said Justin Humphreys. “I look forward to continuing Airstream’s storied history of excellence and doing my part to ensure the company is ready for the next generation of Airstreamers.”

As COO, Justin Humphreys will oversee Sales, Service, Parts, Engineering, Production, Finance, Purchasing and Human Resources.

Airstream hit a new sales record in each of Justin’s seven years as Vice President of Sales. In addition, he was responsible for overseeing Parts and Service, which have also grown substantially under his guidance. Justin recently led the successful implementation of the Five Rivet dealer standards program, which is designed to improve the customer ownership experience through Airstream’s dealer network.

“Justin has been integral in all high-level strategic decisions here at Airstream,” said Airstream President & CEO Bob Wheeler. “His new role as COO will enable us to further deepen our almost 90-year commitment of creating the world’s best recreational vehicles for our customers and dealer partners.”

Justin Humphreys is a graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV, and has been in the RV industry for 20 years.  Justin, his wife Jennifer and his three children are avid Airstreamers.

This move is due in part to the key role Wheeler will play in the new joint venture between Thor Industries and Tourism Holdings Ltd. (thl) to create the premiere global digital platform for the RV industry.

“With RV ownership at all-time highs and consumers more digitally connected than ever, we are seizing this opportunity to bring a new level of connectivity to RV owners everywhere,” Bob Wheeler said.

About Airstream

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.