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Lippert Components® expands into marine furniture and electronics

September 11, 2015

Elkhart, Ind. —Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), following the acquisition of Fort Wayne-based Signature Seating in August 2015, now manufactures and supplies furniture solutions for fresh water boat manufacturers, primarily pontoon boats. Further, LCI also now supplies Furrion® brand electronics to boat manufacturers and the marine aftermarket.

"LCI is the leading provider of furniture solutions for the towable RV industry, and the addition of Signature and its experienced team provides immediate access to the pontoon boat market,” said LCI President Scott Mereness. “Fresh water boats, and in particular pontoon boats, are a natural extension of our collection of premium RV furniture."

Rob Roehm, who was Chief Executive Officer of Signature, will remain with LCI to help manage the business, which manufactures and supplies captain’s seats, swiveling bucket seats, lounge seats, flip flop seats with storage, arm rests, consoles and more. Shannon Angle, a 15-year seasoned veteran of LCI's furniture operation, under the direction of Ryan Smith, Vice President of Lippert Interiors, will lead LCI’s efforts in the marine furniture market. The newly combined teams’ objective is to grow LCI’s marine and RV furniture markets through cross-market synergy, innovative design and customer service.

Smith emphasized that the furniture team is already working with existing customers to get feedback and assess the furniture needs of fresh water boat manufacturers. “We want to unite our team’s knowledge and expertise of boat and RV furniture to develop fresh solutions for both markets,” said Smith. “There’s significant potential to grow marine and motorhome furniture business, and we’re ready to develop and deliver even more versatile, compact and comfortable furniture to enhance the mobile lifestyle.”

Since entering a six-year supply agreement with Furrion in July 2015, LCI now also distributes premium Furrion brand electronics to boat manufacturers and dealers, including LED televisions, sound systems, navigation systems and power solutions. Furrion marine electronics have been engineered, designed and tested to meet the unique performance levels that the marine industry demands, including extreme travel vibrations and temperature variations.

For more information on boat furniture solutions, contact Shannon Angle at 574.238.4445 or sangle@lci1.com. For more information on Furrion brand marine electronics, OEMs can contact Sales Representative Andrew Mock at amock@lci1.com; and warehouse distributors and dealers can contact Aftermarket Sales Director Steve Paul at 574-312-6186 or spaul@lci1.com.

About LCI Industries®

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
Email: marcom@lci1.com