Lippert Components® hires Doug Minix as VP of Operations to further advance its lean manufacturing initiatives
Elkhart, Ind. —Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announces that Doug Minix has been named Vice President of Operations. Building off of more than 25 years of manufacturing experience, including 15 in the automotive industry and 4 focused on axles, Minix will help LCI’s Plant 45 in Goshen continue its implementation of lean principles.
“Doug has a successful record of implementing comprehensive process improvements and lean manufacturing principles,” said Chief Operations Officer Todd Driver. “He brings a fresh perspective to the table and will work to make sure our manufacturing teams are ready to meet demand ahead of Company growth.”
A longtime Elkhart County resident, Minix has extensive experience in implementing efficient safety, quality and lean programs, as well as improving employee communication and building strong teams. Minix will actively work with management and employees at all levels to further develop skills and leadership, increase focus on customer satisfaction and work with the Research & Development team to develop innovative new products.
“Doug is committed to LCI’s core values, including our emphasis on employees, and he will help us continue to strengthen our foundation of excellent teams,” added Driver. “His long-time leadership experience, manufacturing expertise and commitment to developing innovative products make him a natural fit for the position and will allow us to better serve our customers.”
Minix praised the team spirit at LCI. “I look forward to building on the team-focused philosophy that has already been established at Lippert Components and helping adapt processes to support the Company’s continued rapid growth through acquisitions, organic market growth and product innovations.”
From over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, LCI, supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting primarily 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. The Company also supplies engineered 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 related 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; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; towing products; truck accessories; electronic components; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at LCI1.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514