Time to Roam Magazine Issue 9 - June/July 2014 - Page 7

| upfront news SUDDEN DEPARTURE OF BIG4 CEO The hunt is on for a new head for the BIG4 park chain following the surprise departure of high-profile CEO Ray Schleibs. Caravan breaks $1m price barrier America’s greatest minds from motor racing and space research organisations have combined their talents to build the world’s most expensive caravan. Global Caravan Technologies carbon fibre CR-1 is 10.6 metres long and loaded with technology, costing more than $1m fully featured. It’s said to weigh half as much as a normal caravan of its size and will go on sale in the US later this year. Mr Schleibs achieved instant fame when he first took over the role nearly four years ago and spent his first few days on the job being filmed by the Channel Ten TV series “Undercover Boss”. Mr Schleibs told Time to Roam he could not comment at all on the circumstances of his resignation. A company spokesman said the respected CEO had left to pursue other interests. Kari Hunter, BIG4 Head of Brand Strategy has been appointed acting CEO of the country’s biggest franchise parks chain. Mid North Coast 8, 9 & 10 August Orana 19, 20 & 21 September Visit our website or facebook page to see our latest promotions and entertainment for events facebook.com/RuralScenePromotions Phone: (02) 6769 4132 Fax: (02) 6769 4140 www.ruralscene.com.au Issue 09 Jun/Jul 2014 7