Board of Directors

ORVDA is pleased to introduce our Board of Directors. Volunteer directors serve two-year terms. Their work and insight is vital to the work of the organization on behalf of the membership.

PRESIDENT
John Krohnert
Platinum RV Sales
Term: 2021-2023

A lifelong participant in the trailer industry, John has been involved in manufacturing, selling and repairing various commercial trailers since 1985.  In 2011 John formed Platinum RV adding RV trailer sales to the commercial trailer sales group and has never looked back.

Recently, Platinum RV has expanded and moved into a new sales and service center in Erin, ON., increasing their ability to care for and service the local RV markets. John thoroughly enjoys the RV business, especially the family aspect and seeing customers enjoy their lives as they live outside more and explore the landscape throughout North America.

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VICE PRESIDENT
Harry Patel
Motor Home Travel Canada
Term: 2021-2023

Harry Patel joined the Motor Home Travel Canada Inc. team in 2015, assuming the role of General Manager. After three years of working hands on and learning the ins and outs of the dealership, he acquired the company and applied his work experience in the hospitality industry to manage a new enterprise.
Harry enjoyed over 30 years in the hospitality industry in the capacity of Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing and finally as Director of Operations for a large company that owned and operated 17 hotel assets. He was instrumental in acquiring overseas business in his previous role, along with winning several brand awards from different franchise organizations.
Harry served on the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership (OTMPC) as an advisor and committee member, in addition to several other charitable organizations such as the Willow Foundation of Halton Region and the Trillium Diwali Foundation; committing to organizing golf tournaments and important community initiatives.

Harry is an avid golf enthusiast and enjoys travelling in his spare time!

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TREASURER
Rob Edwards
NTP Stag Canada
Term: 2021-2023

Rob Edwards draws on almost 4 decades of RV Industry experience, in multiple segments of the industry.

Rob started his RV career at the The Hitch House in 1981. Starting in the wash bay, Rob steadily climbed the ranks as a Shop Technician, Parts Manager, and on to General Manager of The Hitch House.

With 20 years of experience within RV Dealership operations, Rob applied and shared this understanding to excel in RV aftermarket and OEM sales. Today, Rob leads a team of RV Professionals as Director of Sales with NTP-Stag Canada.

Rob and his family remain “enthusiasts” of Canada’s recreational lifestyle, and the great outdoors.us.

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DIRECTOR
Roland Goreski
Campkin’s RV Centre
Term: 2021-2022

Roland Goreski, owner of Campkin’s RV Centre, has enjoyed over 35 years in the RV industry; beginning his career at his parents RV Dealership, Skyview Trailers in Trenton, Ontario. He currently serves at Vice-Chairman on the ORVDA Board of Directors and several committees such as:

  • ORVDA Education Committee – Chairman
  • ORVDA of Canada Education Committee – current
  • Chairman 
ORVDA Membership Committee
  • ORVDA RV Show Advisory Committee.

In addition to his many years of service with the ORVDA, he actively participates in Spader 20 Group meetings, expanding his knowledge and relationships with RV Industry colleagues and peers across Canada. 
Following his departure from Skyview Trailers, he began the next chapter of his career in the service department at Campkin’s RV Centre; quickly growing within the dealership to Parts Manager, sales leadership and ultimately, General Manager.

As GM, he played a lead role with the 2009 expansion of Campkin’s RV Center, growing the company during the most challenging economic times. His accomplishments led him to the purchase of Campkin’s RV Center (following Brad Campkin’s retirement) successfully leading the day to day operations of the Dealership as Owner/Dealer Principal.

Roland is a passionate advocate for professional development and continuing education; working closely with government influencers, Ontario College of Trades and the ORVDA to further support RV technician certification and the 690H Recreation Vehicle Technician Trade.

Roland’s background provides the ORVDA Board with financial expertise, governance and fiduciary responsibilities. He is recognized as a leading contributor to the Canadian RV Industry with Association peers, stakeholders and industry partners.

In addition to Roland’s professional accomplishments, he is a strong supporter of local charities (Make-A-Wish, Big Brothers and Sisters of North Durham and Oshawa/Whitby) he is recognized for his contributions to a variety of community initiatives.

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DIRECTOR
Edward Raymond
Leisure Trailer Sales
Term: 2021-2023

Edward has enjoyed over 27 years in the Recreation Vehicle industry and is currently junior partner and director at his family-owned business, Leisure Trailer Sales.

Edward previously served as Director-at-Large on the ORVDA Board of Directors and contributed valuable insights as part of the provincial show committee team. A published author and motivational speaker, Edward is looking forward to representing the interests of the Ontario RV Community in a positive and impactful way.

Accomplishments

  • Graduate: University of Windsor: B.A. in Philosophy
  • Toastmasters: Silver Level
  • Good Shepherd Parish: Pastoral Council & Social Justice Steering Committee
  • Knights of Columbus

Presentations:

  • Powerful You, The Motivation Matrix, Personal Motivation, PositiveMindsets, Self Esteem, How to Self-Publish
  • Creator of Marquis-Motivations

His speeches, workshops, and seminars, locally and internationally, bring out the best of his cross-cultural experiences, both in personal development, and business strategies.

Book: How Good Do You Want It? (Various Aspects of Your Life) Developing Positive Mindsets for Everyday in Every Way! Published by Trafford

Present Book Projects: The Learner Within, The Motivation Matrix, Great Quotes Throughout the Ages!

Presentations:

  • WFCU Centre, Windsor Ontario, Powerful You, The Motivation Matrix
  • Trans Force One: Management Team: Positive Mindsets in the workplace
  • Wal Pole Island – First Nations Health Centre: Self Esteem, How to Self-Publish

Volunteered: Ghana, West Africa, Cochabamba, Bolivia & Riobamba, Ecuador in South America

Languages: English & Spanish

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DIRECTOR
Dean Del Mastro
Del Mastro RV Centre
Term: 2021-2023

Born and raised in Peterborough County, Dean is an honours graduate of the O’Dette School of Business at the University of Windsor. In 1994, Dean successfully launched Del Mastro Motors Ltd. which grew to become what is now Del Mastro RV, Del Mastro Auto Spa and Del Mastro’s Horseshoe Bay Marine and RV Park. Dean was elected on 3 occasions as the Member of Parliament for Peterborough serving as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister as well as the Parliamentary Secretary for Canadian Heritage and Sport with specific focus on the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Dean was the youngest ever President of the Suzuki Canada Dealer Advisory Board and has served on the executive of the OADA, CADA as well as serving as the Chairman of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Association as well as Vice Chair of the Canada-EU Inter-Parliamentary Association.

Dean has been married to his wife Kelly for 25 years and they have one daughter, Charlotte, who is 6 years old. When not working on their farm south of Peterborough they are avid travelers that take RV trips as often as possible

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DIRECTOR
Richard Tache
Earlton RV Centre
Term: 2021-2023

Richard Tache, Owner of Earlton RV, Timmins RV and Kapuskasing RV; purchased Earlton RV in 2013 and then in 2020 purchased Timmins RV and Kapuskasing RV (both formerly Eastview RV).
Richard has been in the industry since 2010 when hired by Pierre Bélanger as Manager for Earlton RV. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the RV Care Network as well as the ORVDA Education Committee. Richard actively participates in the Spader 20 Group meetings and believes strongly in better business practices. He proudly puts customer service at the forefront of our business.
He also enjoys being a part of the RV Industry and strongly believes that what we do today and work towards together, will give us a strong industry for the future.
Achievements:

  • Heavy equipment sales
  • Interprovincial Hoisting Engineers Certificate
  • 2001-2004 Instructor for Hoisting Engineer Apprenticeship Program at Durham

College

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DIRECTOR
Chris McKee
The Hitch House
Term: 2021-2023

Chris McKee is a seasoned motorhome professional, with over 20 years of industry experience. Chris can honestly say he worked his way up through his family’s dealership; starting in High School, Chris spent his weekends and evenings learning how to properly clean a motorhome from top to bottom. He has worked in the Service Department, Parts Department, Business Office, and Sales. Chris has logged hundreds of thousands of miles behind the wheel of a motorhome by delivering our motorhomes to countless RV Shows, acquiring used motorhomes from all over North America and retrieving them from manufacturers’ production facilities throughout the United States.

Chris has successfully combined his passion for the RV/Motorhome and Automotive Industries.

He is an avid RVer, motorcycle enthusiast and new father. Chris understands the products, the customers, and the industry. With a wealth of knowledge and an easy-going personality, Chris connects well with diverse groups of people.

Over the years, Chris has developed a unique knowledge of the Class A market segment especially Diesel Pushers, due entirely to his keen interest in this product class. Feel free to call Chris directly to test his knowledge. If he doesn’t know the answer – guaranteed he knows where to find it.

Chris would like to thank just a few of his current and past role models for how far he has come in this industry. David & Pam McKee, Heidi & Tom Stoate, Derek Woods, Mike Barton, Don & Darrell Karas, Rob Edwards, Doug Drover, Bill Murray, Bruce Baier and Dale Miller.

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