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July '18

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130 • RV PRO • July 2018 RV PRO: Origins J U LY S P E C I A L S E C T I O N ✪ Arlene Barley, Conversion Specialist, Oregon Motorcoach Center I was looking to obtain a job where I could utilize my certificate in professional office administration when I started my career with Country Coach/ Winnebago. My goal was to obtain a full-time administrative position where my skills and abilities would allow me to grow within the company The turning point for my career was when I transitioned from Country Coach/ Winnebago to Oregon Motorcoach Center. I worked for Country Coach/ Winnebago a combined 17 years, performing as a service administrator. I was offered a position with Oregon Motorcoach Center as a marketing coor- dinator in 2017, and recently accepted a new position as a conversion specialist, where I feel that I have flourished and found my forever home. One of my top accomplishments came when I was placed in a float position in the service department at Country Coach and later became the warranty defective parts supervisor. With this, I supervised five warranty processors and the defective parts administrator. Rick McMahan, Commercial Electrician, Oregon Motorcoach Center A fter working 15 years in California for Ram Electric, I met my current wife and relocated to Oregon. I heard an advertisement over the radio that Oregon Motorcoach Center had an opening for an electrical technician, so I applied. I soon was offered the position to customize Sprinter vans with OMC. My goals were to utilize the skills and training that I obtained as a commercial and residential electrician with Ram Electric, and to apply them to my current position. A turning point for me was when I had to take customers' ideas and turn those into creative designs for electrical structures and to convert power in different areas throughout the Sprinter vans. I am proud to be a part of the Oregon Motorcoach Sprinter van conversion growth. Brad Barley, Service Manager, Oregon Motorcoach Center I was looking for a full-time job where I could utilize my mechanical abilities and feel part of a team. I landed a spot as a service technician for Monaco in 1993. When I first started out in the RV industry, I strived to gain as much knowledge of all components, and systems as I could. I wanted to build my skills as an RV technician to further myself in the years to come My first show that I attended was an FMCA Rally in Perry, Ga. There I was able to build relationships with customers while taking care of their service needs The turning point in my career was when I accepted the position at Oregon Motorcoach Center as the service manager. I currently manage a successful group of RVIA certified technicians, and work closely with our customers on a daily basis. My biggest accomplishment is that I am able to implement the skills, and knowledge that I have acquired throughout my years as a service technician. This has helped me provide a sense of understanding and support to my team as the service manager.

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