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Stephane | Officer of Thetford CorporationStephane 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.

Kevin | Officer of Thetford CorporationKevin Phillips

President, North America

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Kevin Phillips was named President of Thetford, North America, in January of 2014. He joined Thetford in 2005 and previously served as Executive Vice President, North America, and VP of Sales & Marketing, North America. He is a member of the RVIA Board and former member of the RVAA Board. Before joining Thetford, Phillips worked as Business Unit Director with Guardian Automotive, 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. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a MBA in Business Policy & Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Barry | Officer of Thetford CorporationBarry Eckel

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Barry Eckel joined Thetford Corporation as Vice President of Sales & Marketing in March of 2014. 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.

Pete Salmon

Vice President, Operations

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

Pete Salmon was named Thetford Corporation and Norcold, Inc., Vice President of Operations, North America, in September of 2015. He is responsible for operations of Thetford’s two Michigan-based facilities and Norcold’s two Ohio-based facilities. Salmon previously worked at Lear, where he was responsible for driving operational excellence and continuous improvement across its global metals business. He previously worked in progressively-responsible manufacturing leadership positions at various companies, including Delphi in Dayton, Ohio. He has led operations – including supply chain – across a wide variety of manufacturing and assembly processes, involving a wide range of materials. Salmon has a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and Master’s Degree in Operation’s Management from the University of Dayton.

Deb Monnin

Vice President, Engineering

Thetford Corporation and Norcold Incorporated

A native of Ohio, Monnin comes to Thetford from Emerson Climate Technologies in Sidney, Ohio, where she spent the last 25 years in executive and technical leadership roles. She had served as Emerson’s VP of Engineering, with a focus on refrigeration and industrial engineering, since 2008.

Monnin earned a BSME from the University of Cincinnati and MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton.

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