Lippert Components hires Mike Padrnos to support growth in heavy trucking market
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announces that Mike Padrnos has been named Business Development Manager to support the Company’s growth in the Class 8 heavy trucking industry. LCI supplies side windows, windshields, doors and seating for heavy trucks and will begin offering thermoformed plastic products, Furrion® electronics, mattresses, bed lifts and slide-out systems.
“We stepped into the heavy trucking industry with windows last year when we acquired Duncan Systems and then SpectAl Industries. Since then we’ve grown our offering to include doors and seating,” said Andy Pocock, LCI’s Vice President of Sales for Specialty Markets. “We’re ready to offer several more product lines and to dedicate more resources to the heavy trucking industry. We believe Mike’s experience and insight in the industry will help us build the business and serve customers well.”
Padrnos has 19 years of experience in heavy truck, bus and off-highway vehicles and specializes in product development, product launches and building brand recognition. In his new role as Business Development Manager, Padrnos will work closely with truck manufacturers, educating them on LCI’s truck products and developing product solutions to meet their unique needs.
Padrnos said he’s especially excited to enhance driver experience with LCI’s slide-out system. “I’m captivated by the ingenuity of the truck slide-out,” said Padrnos. “There’s nothing else like it in the market. It’s new, it’s fresh and it will help fleets greatly advance their driver comfort goals.”
From over 85 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 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; branded 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