Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler Nominated to National Forest Foundation Board of Directors
Airstream parent company Thor Industries makes $50,000 contribution to support foundation’s efforts
(Jackson Center, OH) – Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailers, has been named to the volunteer Board of Directors of the National Forest Foundation (NFF).
“I’m honored to lend my support to the National Forest Foundation, which plays such an important role in supporting our National Forests,” said Mr. Wheeler. “Airstreamers are frequent visitors to these pristine outdoor spaces, and our community has a long tradition of giving back to the places we love.”
Airstream’s parent company, Thor Industries (NYSE: THO), recently made a $50,000 donation to the NFF. Thor is the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
“Thor understands that we are part of an outdoor adventure ecosystem of people and places,” said Thor President and CEO Bob Martin. “Americans derive so much pleasure and benefit from our National Forests. We’re pleased to help reciprocate by supporting these natural treasures.”
The National Forest Foundation was chartered by Congress as the official non-profit partner of the United States Forest Service. Its mission is to help the Forest Service care for the nation’s forests for the benefit of future generations. The NFF raises funds from individuals and businesses, like Thor Industries, and engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 154 National Forests and 20 National Grasslands.
“We are proud to welcome Mr. Wheeler to the NFF’s Board,” said Mary Mitsos, President and CEO of the NFF. “Thor Industries’ generous donation to the NFF will enable us to make an even bigger impact on the landscapes that its customers enjoy. We are excited to continue to work with Thor Industries and Airstream to highlight the values and benefits these landscapes provide to us all.”
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 credo, “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 Mercedes-Benz(R) touring coach, adding daily to the brand’s reputation for quality and innovation.
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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 go to 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.