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Yet retirement from Winnebago Industries, the motor home manufacturer in Forest City, came earlier than he thought.
Potts was 53 when he was named CEO and president in 2011. He was named chairman of the board of directors in January 2012.
"I thought maybe I would in a year or two," Potts said. "I didn't exactly think it would be timed this way."
Recently, Potts and the board found themselves at an impasse and he retired as of Thursday.
"There were a lot of things at play," Potts said. "The board was looking for different direction from the company. The board's vision was different from mine and we both recognized that."
Board of directors member Larry Erickson said in a company news release that Winnebago is well-positioned operationally and financially.
Potts' retirement was a mutually agreed upon decision, Potts and company officials said.
Company spokesman Sam Jefson said there was not yet a timetable to replace Potts. The company is "seeking an aggressive leader with strong long-term vision and strategic planning abilities," Jefson said. Former CEO and President Bob Olson, who Potts replaced in 2011, will serve as interim CEO during the transition.