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Philip Podgorny
Philip Podgorny

Introducing Philip Podgorny as the New Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Forest River Commercial

Elkhart, Ind., Oct. 3, 2023 — Forest River, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Philip Podgorny as its new Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Forest River Commercial. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive sector, Philip joins our team after a decorated tenure at Ford Motor Company, where he most recently served as General Manager for Ford Pro, Commercial and Government Sales, North America.

Philip Podgorny brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role at Forest River. His extensive automotive industry background, innovative mindset, and strong client relationships make him a valuable addition to our executive team. As Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Philip will play a pivotal role in driving the company’s growth and expanding its reach into new markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Philip Podgorny to the Forest River family,” said David Wright, President of Forest River Commercial. “Philip’s track record of success at Ford Motor Company speaks volumes about his leadership and strategic abilities. His deep understanding of the industry and his commitment to delivering exceptional products and services align perfectly with our vision for the future.”

Philip’s accomplishments at Ford Motor Company include spearheading commercial and government sales initiatives in the US and Canada, where he consistently exceeded expectations and established strong relationships with key clients. His dedication to product excellence and customer satisfaction has been instrumental in his career, and these qualities will undoubtedly contribute to continued success at Forest River.

In his new role, Philip Podgorny will focus on enhancing the company’s sales strategies, driving business development efforts, and fostering innovation within the organization. His leadership will further strengthen Forest River’s position as the industry leader in the transportation sector.

“I am honored to join the Forest River Commercial’s leadership team and excited about the incredible opportunities that lie ahead,” said Philip Podgorny. “Forest River’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unmatched, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success and growth.”

About Forest River, Inc.
Forest River, Inc., is the country’s leading manufacturer of buses and vans for both the private and public sectors, dedicated to providing innovative transportation solutions for a wide range of industries. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on customer satisfaction, the company has established itself as the most trusted name in the transportation industry. Forest River is proud to be a Berkshire Hathaway company.

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