Thetford’s Phillips, Tharp Promoted

Two long-time Thetford Corporation employees, Kevin Phillips and Doug Tharp, have been promoted. Phillips was elevated to the position of executive vice president of North America. He previously served as vice president of sales & marketing, North America, since joining Thetford in 2005.

He is a member of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) board, serving as chairman of its membership committee and is on the market information and supplier committees. He formerly served as chairman of the RVIA nominating committee. Phillips is also a former member of the Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) board.

“Kevin’s leadership, experience and knowledge of the RV market make him the ideal candidate to grow Thetford in the future,” said CEO Stephane Cordeille. Prior to joining Thetford, Phillips worked with Guardian Automotive as business unit director. He also previously worked as director of business development and director of North American sales at GKN Sinter Metals, and as customer director & global platform leader with Delphi Automotive.

Phillips has received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a MBA in business policy and marketing from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Doug Tharp was promoted to senior director of finance, North America. He joined Norcold, Inc., as a division accountant in 1990 and was promoted to accounting manager in 1993. He was promoted to corporate controller at Thetford, Norcold’s parent company, in 2003. He has received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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