ELKHART, Ind. – Dometic Group’s board of directors and CEO Fredrik Moller recently announced their decision to relocate the company’s Americas headquarters from Elkhart, Ind., to Louisville, Ky.
“Exact timing is still being finalized, but we do expect some key executives will relocate at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2010, and other positions will be phased in over the next 24 months,” said Doug Whyte, president of Dometic Americas.
The Louisville office’s executive positions will not solely consist of transfers from Elkhart, but a combination of existing and newly created roles from Dometic facilities in Elkhart and LaGrange, Ind.; Richmond, Va.; Pompano, Fla.; and Big Prairie, Ohio. Up to 90 positions will eventually be located at the new headquarters.
Whyte pointed to Dometic’s recent move of large manufacturing operations to the Elkhart area as evidence of the company’s dedication to the RV industry. “We’re proud of our commitment to the Elkhart area with our strong manufacturing presence, and it is our plan to continue to grow that business, thereby creating more job opportunities in our manufacturing operations,” he stated. The company has created almost 400 new jobs in Elkhart and LaGrange, exceeding original estimates by more than 100 positions.
“Dometic is more than just a leading RV supplier. We are a world-class supplier of products that service the marine, automotive, medical, retail and lodging industries,” said Whyte. “As we continue to expand, we needed to find a location from which we could further grow these business units. We felt Louisville offered those attributes.”
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, global provider of leisure products for the RV, automotive, truck, marine, lodging and medical markets. Dometic supplies the industry with a complete range of air conditioners, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that make life more comfortable away from home. Dometic also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices, wine storage and transport and storage of medical products. Dometic products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly-owned production facilities around the world. For more information, contact Dometic at 574-294-2511 or visit www.DometicUSA.com.