Thor Appoints George Lawrence General Counsel

Mar 14, 2011, 11:49 ET from Thor Industries, Inc.

JACKSON CENTER, Ohio, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced today that it has named George J. Lawrence to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Lawrence's appointment with Thor Industries took effect on March 14.

Mr. Lawrence has practiced law for over 25 years and has extensive experience as general counsel of public and private companies. Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Economics) and the George Washington University National Law Center (Juris Doctor).

Mr. Lawrence was most recently Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Aprimo, Inc. and led the sale of Aprimo to Teradata Corporation in January 2011.  Prior to Aprimo, Mr. Lawrence held senior legal positions at several NYSE listed companies including ADESA, Inc., a leader in auto auctions and dealer financing, THOMSON Consumer Electronics, a world leader in consumer electronics and technology with its RCA, GE and Technicolor brands and OHM Corporation, a leading environmental services company.

"I am excited to join Thor Industries and be a member of the management team of a world leader in the manufacture and sale of RVs and commercial buses," Lawrence said. He will report to Peter B. Orthwein, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thor Industries, Inc.

"I am pleased to welcome George to the senior management team of Thor where his public company and corporate law experience will help guide Thor in the future," said Peter Orthwein.

Thor Industries is the world's largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a major builder of commercial buses.

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