Thetford announces Eckel, Pouliot promotions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – “I’m pleased to promote from within two talented and experienced individuals to fill two important leadership positions,” Thetford Corporation CEO Stephane Cordeille said here today as he announced two promotions designed to help the company better serve its customers.

Effective immediately, Barry Eckel has been appointed executive vice president, the Americas. Eckel will lead all facets of Thetford and Norcold’s business in the Americas, and will report directly to Cordeille. Most recently, Eckel served as vice president, sales and marketing.

Also effective immediately, Mary Pouliot has been promoted to vice president, sales and marketing, the Americas – reporting directly to Eckel. Pouliot most recently served as director of OEM sales and service.

“In addition to strong, long-term relationships and a breadth of experience within our companies,” Cordeille said, “Barry and Mary enjoy very close relationships with our customers. These moves firmly entrench our customer-first focus.”

Eckel joined Thetford and Norcold in 2014 following a 24-year career at Meritor Inc., where he held numerous leadership positions in the automotive aftermarket, powersports and commercial vehicle sectors. He last served as senior director, global OEM sales before moving to Thetford.

“Barry has demonstrated strong leadership in every position that he’s held throughout his career,” Cordeille said. “I look forward to him continuing to provide that great leadership throughout our entire organization.”

Originally a consultant to Thetford, Pouliot officially joined the company as director of customer service in 2006 and was promoted to director of OEM sales and service in 2015. Pouliot is actively involved on the MARVAC board of directors and is an RV Industry Association-leading advocate for technician training and education.

“We are all excited about Mary’s new role,” Cordeille said. “Her time in customer-focused positions within our organization and long-time leadership roles in the industry will serve our customers well – both now and in the future.”

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SOURCE: Thetford Corporation 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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