New managers announced at La Mesa RV locations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — La Mesa RV is pleased to announce the recent promotions and additions to its management team at many of its RV dealerships.

Bill Miller is La Mesa RV’s new national parts manager. In this role, Miller will be handling all parts that are inventoried for immediate needs in service departments, supervising the negotiation of new contracts with vendors as well as managing the retail RV Parts World stores.

Miller brings a depth of experience in the automotive world from General Motors, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Hyundai and Mazda dealerships. Miller cut his teeth in a parts department at age 8 working alongside his father who was a mechanic and Service Manager. Outside of work, Miller’s interest vary from rebuilding and restoring vehicles, camping, shooting sports and following his favorite professional teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Suns and Cardinals.

Paul Jackson has now assumed the role of Parts Manager at La Mesa RV’s Phoenix store. Jackson joined La Mesa RV in 2005 working in parts in a now-closed metro LA facility. He then transferred to the position of Parts Manager for La Mesa RV in Mesa, Arizona and again in 2014 to the Davis, California facility. Jackson and his wife Brandy, who also had a 15-year career with La Mesa RV, recently relocated to the Phoenix area where they now are excited to create new desert traditions with their two children.


JR Simmons is in a new role of Parts Manager for La Mesa RV in Davis, California. Simmons joined La Mesa RV in 2010 working in the Davis, California service department. He later decided to try his hand at sales and worked at both the San Diego and Davis locations. An opportunity to return to service as an advisor in the Davis store in 2016 arose, allowing Simmons to hone is service skills. Simmons grew up in the Sacramento valley and worked for another RV dealer for 8 years prior to joining La Mesa RV. He enjoys working with the people at La Mesa RV as they help make it easy to come back to work every day.

Harry Vasilakis was recently named Service Manager for La Mesa RV in San Diego following the retirement of Jim Martin. Vasilakis’s career with the company started in March 2001 in the San Diego parts department. Vasilakis holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has enjoyed being in a multitude of positions with the company including Parts Expediter, Parts Manager in Davis, California; Parts Manager in Tampa, Florida, Parts Manager in Atlanta, Georgia, Parts Manager in San Diego, California, as well as Corporate Parts Trainer and Assistant Parts Director.

Chris Pettit was named Service Manager for La Mesa RV in Mesa, Arizona. Chris joined La Mesa RV in 2007 as a Master Certified RV Technician had gained valuable experience at several Phoenix area RV dealers. Most recently, Pettit held the position of Recon Manager at the Mesa, Arizona store. In his new role, Pettit will be responsible for all services performed at the Mesa store as well as training and recruiting service technicians and service advisors for the store.



Stephanie Ross recently joined the company at a corporate level as Reputation Manager. Ross will be interacting with customers and member groups to understand issues that can be related to the service and sales experience for further improvement. Ross was most recently part of the CardinaleWay group in the Phoenix area and counts over 15 years of service experience in the automotive world. Although she grew up in Maine, Arizona has been home for Ross for 20 years and is the mother of 3 grown children and is about to be a first-time grandmother.

La Mesa RV was founded in 1972 in a suburb of San Diego, California. Today the company is known for offering the best new brands in RVing including Tiffin, Winnebago, Heartland, Fleetwood, Roadtrek and more as well as having one of the largest inventories of pre-owned, late model motorhomes. The company currently counts eleven locations including San Diego and West Sacramento, California; Quartzsite, Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson, Arizona, Albuquerque, New Mexico plus Daytona Beach, Sanford, Port Saint Lucie and Fort Myers, Florida. Additional information about the company and products it offers can be found online at

SOURCE: La Mesa RV press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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