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36 • RV PRO • MARCH 2016 rv-pro.com The head of the distributor's RV operations discusses the company's plans moving forward related to facilities, operations, training and more. By Bradley Worrell A Q & with NTP-STAG's Bill Rogers B ill Rogers stepped into the role of vice president and general manager for NTP-STAG in July 2015, during an especially hectic time for the RV parts distributor. About the same time Rogers took the helm, the company reorganized its top management team, it began its consolidation and reorganization of Coast Distribution's operations following the acquisition, it continued its integration of Stag-Parkway's operations after acquiring that distributor in October 2014, and it continued with its intensive planning for The Expo, it's first combined NTP-STAG distributor show and what is believed to be the largest RV aftermarket show ever. Some might find juggling those various responsibilities daunting, but then Rogers is no stranger to holding executive leadership positions in supply chain management, with a long track record of working for such companies as General Electric, Textron/ Bell Helicopter and Keystone Automotive, the parent company of NTP-STAG. "My job is really easy, given I am surrounded by an excellent team of competent, passionate and highly experienced professionals," he says modestly. "My emphasis is on keeping us focused, removing obstacles and bureaucracy, and on customer satisfaction." As the NTP-STAG show was winding down on Jan. 20, Rogers took time out of his busy schedule to talk with RV PRO about the show, the state of the company's ongoing process of integrating three national RV distributors, the combined com- pany's expanded services to assist dealers, and its overall plans moving forward. RV PRO: With the acquisitions of Stag-Parkway and Coast Distribution now behind you, what's the message you want to get out to the industry, especially for dealers attending this show? Rogers: I think our overall intent is to take the opportunity PHOTOS BY BRADLEY WORRELL Rogers (right) and Cequent National Sales Manager John Walsh enjoy a moment on the show floor of The Expo, NTP- STAG's January trade show. NTP-STAG Vice President and General Manager Bill Rogers is pictured next to a commercial delivery truck at the company's headquarters and warehouse facility in Exeter, Pa. PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS

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