Elkhart, Ind. —Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announced today that it has promoted and hired employees into several new RV sales roles to better meet customer needs as the Company continues to lead the RV industry and adjacent industries in innovation and new product development.
“We are very pleased to announce we have strengthened our sales team structure to ensure we continue to provide the best customer support and products to the industries we serve,” said Andy Murray, LCI Vice President -- Sales, RV Products. “In today's fast paced, constantly evolving markets, we believe it is more important than ever to raise the bar in our customer relationships and to laser focus on each product category to develop new and innovative solutions to best fit customer needs in each market."
Director of Sales, West Coast & Canada
Eddie Rackleff joined the LCI team in 2008 and has more than 20 years of industry experience. Since that time he has increased sales and built strong relationships with a diverse mix of LCI customers from across the United States. In his new role as Director of Sales, Rackleff will manage LCI’s west coast revenue growth strategy for multiple industries and products, and will manage a team to fulfill that strategy.
Director of Sales, Chassis & Chassis Product Manager
Brian Hess joined the LCI team in 2013 as Chassis Product Manager and assumed responsibility for the Chassis Sales team shortly thereafter. In his new role as Director of Sales & Product Manager, Brian will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Chassis sales team and continue to guide RV chassis product development, working alongside chassis operations teams. Hess will spend time with customers, listening to the needs of the market and work closely with the LCI Research and Development team to develop products to fill those needs.
Director of Sales, Body & RV Window Product Manager
Jeff Cowan joined the LCI team in 2010 as a member of the window operations team and has expanded skills and experience through additional responsibilities since that time. In his new role as Director of Sales & Product Manager, Cowan will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Body sales team and guide RV window product development, working alongside RV window operations teams.
RV Chassis Components Product & Sales Manager
Caleb Holdread started at LCI in 2008 in chassis quality control. He immediately showed a keen aptitude for customer care and was ultimately moved to the LCI RV sales team. In his new role as RV Chassis Components Product & Sales Manager, Holdread will maintain many of his current accounts and begin to focus more on product strategy for several chassis components including RV steps, bike racks and other accessories.
Awning Product Manager
Jamie Reidy joins LCI with a solid background in sales and sales training from the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry. A University of Notre Dame graduate and veteran of the United States Army, Jamie recently relocated from California to South Bend to join the LCI Awning team. As Awning Product Manager, Reidy will direct awning product strategy in all markets including RV OEM, aftermarket and international.
Laminated Product & Sales Manager
Scott McKinnon has many years of product development experience in the RV industry at every level from supplier and OEM, to aftermarket. He joined the LCI team in 2012 as RV & Specialty Sales Manager and helped bring LCI’s In-Wall Slide-Out into the heavy trucking industry. In his new role as Laminated Product & Sales Manager, McKinnon will manage several key RV accounts, develop the heavy truck In-Wall Slide-Out program and drive product strategy and innovation for entry, ramp and luggage doors.
Axle & Suspension Product & Sales Manager
Bob Boone joined LCI in 2004 as the company’s first axle salesman and since then has played an integral part in LCI’s growing axle program. Bob has more than 20 years of axle experience and has proven his ability to listen to customers and deliver axle solutions to best fit their needs. In his new role as Axle & Suspension Product & Sales Manager, Boon will direct axle product and sales strategy to drive business growth.
From over 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout the United States and in Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), a subsidiary of LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII), supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading original equipment manufacturers of the leisure and mobile transportation industries, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. LCI also supplies components to the related aftermarkets of these industries, primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers. LCI’s products include steel chassis and chassis components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; furniture and mattresses; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; televisions and sound systems; navigation systems; backup cameras; appliances; and other accessories. Additional information about Lippert Components and its products can be found at LippertComponents.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514
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