Strategic Partner Discussions at Rally - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2019, 01:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
rotateclockwise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Trailer: 1721
Posts: 198
Strategic Partner Discussions at Rally

Were there any announcements or discussions about the strategic partner at the rally?
__________________

rotateclockwise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 01:56 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 13,958
I gotta ask, what is this "strategic" parter?

I musta missed something with my minimal presence in the last 5 weeks.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 02:11 PM   #3
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 18,823
Karl was introduced at the rally but nothing was said about Escape. I met him at the factory at pick up. He seems amiable enough, but he does not own an Escape, he rides motorcycles though. He does have some manufacturing background. When I suggested that he take one camping he did say he intends to do that really soon. Product use is a great learning tool.....
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong.....
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 02:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Dave Walter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 2013 19' & 2013 15B
Posts: 2,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
I gotta ask, what is this "strategic" parter?

I musta missed something with my minimal presence in the last 5 weeks.
Don't know anything about Escapes strategic partner, although I do know that I have been married to my strategic partner for about 33 yrs.
__________________
2013 19' \ 2013 15B, 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

"It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it." - 1907, Maurice Switzer
Dave Walter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 03:08 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 13,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Walter View Post
Don't know anything about Escapes strategic partner, although I do know that I have been married to my strategic partner for about 33 yrs.
That is one more year than me.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 05:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2019 Escape 21 towed by F-150 with 2.7l eb, formerly Escape 17B 2017
Posts: 551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
I gotta ask, what is this "strategic" parter?

I musta missed something with my minimal presence in the last 5 weeks.
Jim, there was an extensive forum discussion a while ago.

Strategic Partner

I did have a couple of good discussions with Karl at the rally. Karl is a very amiable Irishman with some experience in leisure and in manufacturing. His role is very much to take care of the business side of ETI, including updating business practices and processes, freeing up Reace and Tammy both to allow them to do what they are best at and give them some spare time as well. I think he was quite blown away by the crowd as it were, recognizing that the Escape Brand is alive and well and to be taken care of.

I'm not sure what his taste in Whiskey is (as an irishman, I'm sure he has a taste in whiskey), but the laughed loudly at a couple of Irish jokes I told him.

Chris
Chris & Patricia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 09:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
arniesea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Trailer: 2019 5.0 TA
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris & Patricia View Post
Jim, there was an extensive forum discussion a while ago.

Strategic Partner

I did have a couple of good discussions with Karl at the rally. Karl is a very amiable Irishman with some experience in leisure and in manufacturing. His role is very much to take care of the business side of ETI, including updating business practices and processes, freeing up Reace and Tammy both to allow them to do what they are best at and give them some spare time as well. I think he was quite blown away by the crowd as it were, recognizing that the Escape Brand is alive and well and to be taken care of.

I'm not sure what his taste in Whiskey is (as an irishman, I'm sure he has a taste in whiskey), but the laughed loudly at a couple of Irish jokes I told him.

Chris

I too had a couple of nice conversations with Karl. We talked a lot about manufacturing and business processes as that is my background as well. One thing in his experience stood out to me. He used to work at Paccar, the maker of Kenworth trucks. Kenworth simi-trucks are very similar to Escape Trailers in that every truck owner wants their truck to be very personal. He talked about how they engineered the options so they made sure they would fit correctly in the base design model, then also would fit into the production line. Basically mistake proofing by design. Reace has done this by his own intellect and creativity. Karl brings engineering design tools to the table.

I came away impressed and confident that this partnership will be very good for the company and that the essence of what makes and Escape an Escape is not threatened by the synergies of new skills at the table.
__________________
- Arnie & Paula
- Kizzy the rat terrier
- 2019 5.0 TA, 2017 Tundra Platinum.
- Bremerton, WA
arniesea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 09:55 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,045
Well put Arnie. Great products with respect to historical development and the previous customers now owners, selling throughout the USA and Canada should make for a successful future. Good to meet you, Thanks for stopping by on Sunday Night.
Iowa Dave
__________________
Strike while the iron is hot. Live every day as if it were your last and one day you will be right.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 11:59 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
arniesea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Trailer: 2019 5.0 TA
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iowa Dave View Post
Well put Arnie. Great products with respect to historical development and the previous customers now owners, selling throughout the USA and Canada should make for a successful future. Good to meet you, Thanks for stopping by on Sunday Night.
Iowa Dave
The pleasure was mine! I hope the two of you had a relaxing drive home.


Cheers!
__________________
- Arnie & Paula
- Kizzy the rat terrier
- 2019 5.0 TA, 2017 Tundra Platinum.
- Bremerton, WA
arniesea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 12:15 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Marry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Ponoka, Alberta
Trailer: 2016 19 classic "outta sight", jeep rubicon unlimited
Posts: 1,608
Didn’t they say at the rally that Karl was from Calgary?
__________________

__________________
"never lose hope, never lose faith"
Marry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.