Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
tigersharkjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 113
Potts flushed

I see CEO Randy Potts is out as of today. Thanks for Lippert slides, the lack of QC and what I think is a sales, not customer focus. Boy, this may hurt Tiffin sales.


Sent from my iPad using iRV2 - RV Forum
__________________
JB and PS
2013 Winnebago Tour
tigersharkjd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 07:37 PM   #2
Winnebago Master
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 695
I fail to see the connection between Winnebago and Tiffin sales?
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
Winnebago Master
 
grtharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Skiatook, OK
Posts: 1,408
He was CEO and chairman of Winnebago Industries.
Potts has retired from his positions effective Thursday, the company announced.

Former CEO and Chairman Robert Olson will take over as interim CEO as Winnebago searches for a new chief executive.
__________________
Grant & Pat
2014 Adventurer 35P
2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
grtharris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 06:32 AM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NZ winter and U.S. summer!
Posts: 75
Quality control is not hard to achieve, the management has to care enough for it to filter down through everyone in the operation. Allowing systems to continue to be fitted knowing the number of warranty job is mounting daily is not the way forward. And if senior management are not reviewing warranty information regularly and making changes, the system ends up where I suspect Winnebago is at the moment.
On my third trip to Forest City in the first 12 months of ownership, for the same issues, bearing in mind it takes 3 months to get an appointment.

Hope the new guy understands that we, the customer, are what makes a business successful.

Yeah, and I love my 2014 30T, but the slide squeaks and rattles test me!

Pete


Sent from my iPad using iRV2 - RV Forum
2014 Vista 30T
Peter27C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 06:52 AM   #5
Winnebago Camper
 
Hit_the_Rhod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Salvisa, KY
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigersharkjd View Post
I see CEO Randy Potts is out as of today. Thanks for Lippert slides, the lack of QC and what I think is a sales, not customer focus. Boy, this may hurt Tiffin sales.
Sent from my iPad using iRV2 - RV Forum
I'm not sure exactly what this post is about. Is it just a general rant, or do you have any specifics or facts that you would like to provide for the rest of us?
__________________
Scot & Laura Kellersberger
Newmar 4 wheel drive Dutch Star 3891, 2005 GMC Canyon. Demco Tow Bar & Baseplate U.S.Army (ret)
1985 - 2006
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Hit_the_Rhod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 07:10 PM   #6
Winnie-Wise
 
bobmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hit_the_Rhod View Post
I'm not sure exactly what this post is about. Is it just a general rant, or do you have any specifics or facts that you would like to provide for the rest of us?
As a publicly traded Company, Winnebago must immediately disclose any significant change in management. If you check the "news" for Winnebago on most stock quote systems, you will find the Company press release on Thursday. You will also find it on Winnebago's web site in the "Investor Relations" section. Personally, I think Potts did a tremendous job expanding and particularly updating product lines that has made Winnebago arguably the industry leader once again. They will be big shoes to fill.
__________________
Bob
09 Journey 39Z
Southern Ontario
bobmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 05:29 AM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
Hit_the_Rhod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Salvisa, KY
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
As a publicly traded Company, Winnebago must immediately disclose any significant change in management. If you check the "news" for Winnebago on most stock quote systems, you will find the Company press release on Thursday. You will also find it on Winnebago's web site in the "Investor Relations" section. Personally, I think Potts did a tremendous job expanding and particularly updating product lines that has made Winnebago arguably the industry leader once again. They will be big shoes to fill.
So what did Potts have to do with Tiffin? Still confused.
__________________
Scot & Laura Kellersberger
Newmar 4 wheel drive Dutch Star 3891, 2005 GMC Canyon. Demco Tow Bar & Baseplate U.S.Army (ret)
1985 - 2006
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Hit_the_Rhod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 10:21 AM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
CFSUNRISE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SOUTHERN N.J.
Posts: 50
Maybe now Winnebago can get back into what they were known for, building a quality product, not just putting together a bunch of Lippert junk, slides, jacks, steps, windows, and anything supplied by the lowest bidder. They should hire a VP of Quality Control to gather info as to what percentage of their production has to return to the factory or dealer for repair under warranty, there has to be a reason why there is a 3 month wait for factory service! My suggestion would be to open East and West Coast Factory Repair Centers to take the load off Forest City, free up some workers to add to production and quality control.
__________________
2016 ITASCA SOLEI 34T
Southern N.J.
FMCA,WIT, GOOD SAM.
CFSUNRISE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 10:25 AM   #9
Winnie-Wise
 
edgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hit_the_Rhod View Post
So what did Potts have to do with Tiffin? Still confused.
FWIW, I think he was implying that renewed quality at WBGO may have a negative impact on Tiffin sales. Apparently the OP thinks that some of the potential WBGO buyers opted for Tiffin coaches during Mr. Potts tenure, and that NOW they may come back to WBGO.


Personally, I think that is a bit of a stretch, but time will tell.
__________________
2016 EC Aspire 42RBQ / 2014 CR-V
edgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2015, 06:09 AM   #10
Winnebago Camper
 
Hit_the_Rhod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Salvisa, KY
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by edgray View Post
FWIW, I think he was implying that renewed quality at WBGO may have a negative impact on Tiffin sales. Apparently the OP thinks that some of the potential WBGO buyers opted for Tiffin coaches during Mr. Potts tenure, and that NOW they may come back to WBGO.


Personally, I think that is a bit of a stretch, but time will tell.

Edgrey, thanks for that clarification! That's the first thing in this thread that has made sense!
__________________
Scot & Laura Kellersberger
Newmar 4 wheel drive Dutch Star 3891, 2005 GMC Canyon. Demco Tow Bar & Baseplate U.S.Army (ret)
1985 - 2006
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Hit_the_Rhod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2015, 06:39 AM   #11
Winnie-Wise
 
ChasA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 449
I seriously doubt that Potts' departure had to do with quality issues. Sudden departures like this usually have more to do with moral or medical issues. If it has anything to do with quality issues, Winnebago would have put some quality improvement program's in place before firing the CEO.
__________________
2010 Winnebago Journey Express 34Y
2010 Freightliner XCS (mfd 9/'09)
'07 Saturn Vue V6
ChasA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2015, 12:10 PM   #12
Winnebago Owner
 
CFSUNRISE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SOUTHERN N.J.
Posts: 50
ChasA
That might be true but according to Winnebago's press release of 8-6-15, the same day Randy Potts retired, the Lead Indepdent Director said " After having extensive discussions with Randy we collectively agreed that this is an appropriate time for new leadership". Someone on either side was not happy with something.
__________________
2016 ITASCA SOLEI 34T
Southern N.J.
FMCA,WIT, GOOD SAM.
CFSUNRISE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2015, 01:37 PM   #13
Winnie-Wise
 
ChasA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 449
CSUNRISE,
Yes, I read the press release. I think you made leap into a huge chasm by attributing Potts' departure to Winnebago using LCI parts. The press release gave no reason. Agreeing to part company can have many reasons.
__________________
2010 Winnebago Journey Express 34Y
2010 Freightliner XCS (mfd 9/'09)
'07 Saturn Vue V6
ChasA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2015, 02:22 PM   #14
Winnebago Owner
 
CFSUNRISE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SOUTHERN N.J.
Posts: 50
It is all about the $ numbers. My new coach was delivered with a punch list of 14 items that should have been addressed prior to leaving Forest City. The RV forums are full of QC issues. It's like a computer... Junk in, Junk out. Winnebago at one time was proud of the fact that they manufactured most items in house such as windows, no more, they are LCI as well, very poor quality compared to what Winnebago made several years ago. My statement was that Winnebago has a QC problem not only the LCI issue from the bottom of the line-to the $500,000 coaches. To much time spent pushing out product than to what quality they are producing. My selling dealer took delivery of a new ordered $ 500,000 Itasca coach where the paint on one side didn't match the other side and finally sent it back.
End of story.
__________________
2016 ITASCA SOLEI 34T
Southern N.J.
FMCA,WIT, GOOD SAM.
CFSUNRISE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.