Lippert Components Founder and Patriarch Lawrence Larry Lippert to Be Inducted Into Rv Mh Hall of Fame in August
March 6, 2013
Goshen, Ind. - Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), is pleased to announce that its founder, Larry Lippert, will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana on Aug. 5 at the annual Heritage Foundation Induction Dinner.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Larry returned home with little money and no formal education. After two years at Redman Industries, Larry founded Lippert Components in 1956 in a small facility in Alma, Michigan, first supplying to the manufactured housing industry with aluminum and steel roofing.
In 1959, he began LCI’s chassis and chassis parts business. The company enjoyed steady growth until Larry’s retirement in 1977 when he handed the reigns to his son, L. Douglas Lippert. Today, as part of Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE:DW), LCI is one of the largest suppliers to the mobile home and recreational vehicle industries, employing more than 5,100 people in 11 states.
Larry’s grandson Jason currently serves as CEO of LCI and could not be more proud of his grandfather and the legacy he left behind. “I am very thankful to the Hall of Fame for selecting my grandfather – he is great man and so very worthy of this honor,” said Jason Lippert. “It means a lot not only to me and my family and those inside and outside the industry who know my grandpa, but also to the employees of our company that its founder is being recognized for the mark he left on this industry. I have always looked up to my grandfather and father as mentors and on behalf of the entire team here at Lippert, I can say that we are truly proud to be serving out the legacy 57 years after he founded this company.”
Today, Larry is 87 and still lives with his wife of 66 years, Dorothy, in Alma, Michigan. At the RV/MH Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Larry’s extraordinary family will surround him, including his two sons, six grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Commenting on the upcoming event, Larry Lippert said, “While I certainly appreciate this recognition, it is the employees who make up the company. I’d like to thank everyone who was involved with LCI from the very beginning and helped me to make it a success. Without these folks, none of this would be possible.”
From over 140 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Africa and Europe, Lippert™ supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles and prefab homes. It also operates in adjacent markets, including marine, bus, industrial vehicles and trains. Lippert™ also serves a wide range of aftermarket segments, providing high quality products for the caravanning, automotive and marine industries. With over 15,000 team members, and a diverse portfolio of best-in-class brands, Lippert™ adopts a team-based business philosophy and has proven that, by putting people first, the possibilities for growth and development are truly endless.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514