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Standards and Education Division

Contacts: Bruce A. Hopkins, Vice President, Standards, ext. 323
Telephone: (703) 620-6003
Members Only (800) 336-0154

Standards Department

Contacts: Kent Perkins, Senior Director of Standards, ext. 336
Gatie Gore, Standards Administrative Assistant, ext. 348

Functions:
  1. Interpretive Guidelines for the Standard for Recreational Vehicles, NFPA 1192, ANSI 12V and NEC
  2. Secretariat of ANSI/RVIA 12V Low Voltage Systems in Recreational Vehicles
  3. Secretariat of ANSI/RVIA EGS-1 Engine Generator Sets
  4. Secretariat of ANSI/RVIA UPA-1 Uniform Plan Approval
  5. Standards Inspection Program for RVs
  6. Standards Inspection Program for PMRVs
  7. Continuing education including FMVSS, standards bulletins and advanced seminars
  8. Lobbying and Education for NHTSA Issues
Supervision:

Inspection Staff:
John Proteau, Standards Administrator/Chief Inspector
Curt Richardson, Senior Inspector
Kye Van Tassel, Standards Inspector
Greg Wischmeyer, Inspector/Certified Technician
Michael "Mick" Sass, Standards Inspector
Dale Kardos and Associates
Harley Holt and Associates

Liaison:

Standards Steering Committee and Technical Subcommittees
ANSI — American National Standards Institute
NFPA — National Fire Protection Association State RV Code Administrators
SAE — Society of Automotive Engineers
IAPMO — International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
NSF — National Sanitation Foundation
AIAM — Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
AAM — Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
NTEA — National Truck Equipment Association
NATM — National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
NHTSA — National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
TSIC — Trailer Safety lndustry Coalition
 

Education Department

 
Contacts: Sharonne Lee, Director of Education, ext. 333
Maria Wathen, Administrative Assistant, ext. 367
Tammy Holland, RVST Librarian, ext. 364
Connie Acord, RVST In-Fied Representative (Texas/Louisiana Region)
Wade Greenwood, RVST In-Field Representative (Oregon/Washington/Idaho)
Telephone: (703) 620-6003
Members Only (800) 336-0154

Functions:
  1. NRVTI and Associate School Programs
  2. Trouble Shooter Clinics
  3. Certification Testing
  4. RV Service Technician Training Manuals (Textbooks & Shop Training Manuals)
  5. RV Service Technician Career Field Promotion
  6. RV Service Technician E-Learning Website
  7. Continuing Education including FMVSS, standards bulletins, orientation seminars and advance seminars
  8. Lobbying and Education for NHTSA Issues
Supervision:
NRVTI Schools
Associate Schools
RVST Distance Leaning Program

Liaison:
Industry Education Committee and Subcommittees
RVDA/RVIA Certification Governing Board
RVDA Education Foundation
RV Service Training Council
NOCTI — National Occupational Competency Test Institute
PRVCA Education Foundation
National Recreation Vehicle Technical Institute

 

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