Lippert Components Promotes Jared Kendall to Senior Director of Continuous Improvement
January 28, 2019
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announces today that Jared Kendall has been promoted to the role of Senior Director of Continuous Improvement. In his new role, Kendall will lead LCI’s team of Lean Directors and direct VAVE (Value Analysis, Value Engineered) team activities across all divisions within the company to support lean improvements and operational efficiencies.
Kendall has been with LCI for three years and previously served as Lean Director, where he focused on creating continuous improvement within the Company’s RV products division. Kendall will now expand his cost-saving and waste-reduction efforts company-wide by employing the kaizen philosophy, using practical problem solving, engaging operational leadership teams, and leading VAVE projects.
“We’re continually expanding our Lean process improvements, VAVE team activities, and operational efficiencies, and I’m excited to see Jared take charge of these efforts,” commented Ryan Smith, Senior Vice President of Operations at LCI.
LCI’s VAVE Team concentrates on several objectives including: chassis cost savings, optimization of chassis designs, improvement of manufacturing processes, evaluation of structural questions and/or concerns, OEM partnerships for the creation of new chassis designs, and the overall maintenance and expansion of structural guidelines.
“I’ve worked closely with Jared for about a year, and he’s shown a true brilliance at identifying areas of waste and continuing to come up with solutions to decrease that waste. He has a keen ability to lead teams, and I’m especially proud of him for his strong track record of developing and training fellow LCI team members on continuous improvement,” said John Ries, Vice President of RV Products at LCI.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead such a strong and talented team. I’m excited to continue our cost-saving and waste-reduction efforts and to utilize our creative problem-solving abilities to achieve our improvement goals,” said Kendall.
Jared Kendall can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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