FOREST CITY, Iowa — Winnebago Industries announced today that Robert J. Olson notified the board of directors that, effective Sept. 24, he will be stepping down as the interim CEO of the company, a position he has held for 37 days.
Olson also served as the company’s CEO from May 2008 until his retirement June 11, 2011.
If the CEO position has not been filled by Sept. 24, then Larry Erickson, the chairman of the board, will temporarily fill the position.
“We thank Bob for stepping into the CEO role during this time of transition for the company and wish him well in his retirement,” said Erickson.
“We are continuing our search for a permanent CEO and are confident we will have the position filled in the near future,” he added. “Things are looking positive at Winnebago and we are very excited about the possibilities that await us. To the extent necessary, I will step into the role of CEO for a short period of time until a permanent CEO is named.”