Leadership Team

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Stephane Cordeille

CEO, Thetford Worldwide

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Stephane Cordeille was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Thetford Corporation on Jan. 24, 2012. He joined Thetford in 1988 as Sales Manager of its French subsidiary. He served as Director of Sales & Marketing and Director of European Operations before being named Managing Director of Thetford’s RV Europe operations in 2004. Prior to joining Thetford, Cordeille headed up the Merchandising team for Gloria-Friskies, a unit of Nestle Corp. He has a degree in Economics and attended the Business School of Exeter for Commerce and Management.

Peter | Officer of Thetford CorporationPeter Struijs

Chief Financial Officer, Thetford Worldwide

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Peter Struijs was named Thetford’s Chief Financial Officer, Worldwide, on Jan. 24, 2012. He had been the European Director of Finance and IT from 2006 until the promotion. Struijs, who joined Thetford in 1999, was the company’s Manager of Finance prior to that. He holds a BA in Business Economics.

Barry | Officer of Thetford CorporationBarry Eckel

Executive Vice President, the Americas

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Barry Eckel joined Thetford Corporation as Vice President of Sales & Marketing in March of 2014 and was named Executive Vice President, the Americas, in May of 2018. He came to Thetford from Meritor, Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, where he worked for 24 years. A veteran of several Meritor divisions, Eckel last served as Senior Director, OEM Sales. Born in Montreal, he grew up in Toronto and earned a business degree from the University of Toronto.

Mary Pouliot

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, the Americas

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Mary Pouliot was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing, the Americas, in May of 2018. She has served in a variety of management positions with increasing responsibility since joining Thetford in July of 2006, including as Director of OEM Sales, North America, and Director of Customer Service and National Accounts.

Pouliot has also become an influential advocate for Thetford and the RV industry, serving as Vice Chair of RVIA’s Governing Board and on the MARVAC Board of Directors. She holds an undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from Walsh College.

Rodney Curtis

Vice President, Operations, the Americas

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Rodney Curtis became Vice President, Operations, the Americas, in May of 2018. He joined the organization as Director of Norcold Manufacturing in August 2017 and directed all manufacturing and environmental, health and safety responsibilities. Before joining Norcold, Rodney was Plant Manager for American Trim in Sidney, Ohio, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of a multi-plant assignment.

Rodney has also held a variety of positions at Delco Products, ZF Sachs, American Trim and ABF Freight. He is a graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Management.

Alissa Reyes

Vice President, Human Resources, the Americas

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Alissa Reyes joined Thetford as Vice President of Human Resources, the Americas in 2019. She came to Thetford most recently from Stanley Black & Decker where she led a large team of HR professionals across seven locations. During her career she has been responsible for developing progressive HR programs including talent planning and acquisition, employee engagement, training and onboarding, leadership development and organizational design.

Alissa earned an MBA from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. She has significant history leading and developing teams to bring forth creative human resource programs and policies.

Josh Barhitte

Vice President, Engineering, the Americas

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Josh Barhitte joined Thetford as Vice President of Engineering, the Americas in early 2020. He came to Thetford from the Hilti Corporation where he held senior leadership positions in project management at their company headquarters in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Josh has had held several progressive roles in engineering, spanning new product development, sustaining product engineering, development & design, and test lab management. A truly global leader, he has worked and lived across the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Josh earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan and a Master of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University. He is a certified PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt.

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