Hige and Woloszyk to lead Lippert Components Electronics Group
Elkhart, Ind. —Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announced today that it has organized a team dedicated specifically to the development and sale of the Company’s electronics components, and has named Chris Hige as Director of Sales and Mark Woloszyk as General Manager of the LCI Electronics team.
“We are uniquely positioned to provide complete, competitive and custom solutions because we know the RV industry so well,” explained Rob Ford, LCI Vice President of Electronics. “We are working directly with our existing customers to develop innovative electronic systems that fit both the needs of the manufacturer in terms of custom product integration, and the needs of consumers in terms of reliability and convenient operation. Chris Hige will be instrumental in helping us identify opportunities to develop a customized digital experience, including applications for smart devices.”
A graduate of Wayne State University, Hige has more than 22 years of technical
electronic and sales management experience and joined the LCI team early last year when the Company acquired Innovative Design Solutions (IDS). Hige works closely with the LCI Engineering and R&D teams as well as OEM customers to develop electronic systems to enhance the RV experience. Hige’s sales team includes Zach Inbody and Kyle Pazzi, both of whom joined the team as part of the IDS acquisition.
LCI Electronics technology is central to the control of several RV components, including electronic leveling systems, jacks, lights, slide-out mechanisms, awnings, tire pressure monitoring systems and more. One of its newer products, the myRV universal control and monitor system, allows users to remotely control many RV systems, including awnings, lights, slide-out rooms and bed lifts; and monitor inside temperature, tire pressure, battery levels and more, all from an easy-to-use, touch-screen tablet.
LCI added many electronics product professionals in customer service, sales,
manufacturing and engineering when it acquired IDS, including Woloszyk, who has been named General Manager of LCI Electronics operations in Sterling Heights, MI. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Woloszyk has more than 18 years of engineering, manufacturing and product planning experience at IDS and will oversee daily operations and focus on making processes more efficient through continuous improvement and lean initiatives.
“Mark has a broad range of experience across all major aspects of our business, which made him a natural fit for the General Manager position,” said Ford. “Mark will focus on improving processes and making the facility even more efficient to support the rapid growth and expansion we are experiencing.”
Contact Chris Hige at Chris.Hige@idselectronics.com or 248-583-1010, ext. 223, for more information.
From over 70 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, 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. 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; electronic components; appliances; televisions, sound systems, navigation systems, and backup cameras; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at www.lci1.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514