Lippert Components Promotes Vince Doepker to Chief Information Officer
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announces today that Vince Doepker has been promoted to Chief Information Officer to lead and sustain the transformation of the Global Information Technology division. In his new role, he will be a member of the executive leadership team and oversee the Information Technology and Information Security divisions that will allow Lippert to realize an aggressive digital business strategy based on the implementation of new technologies and streamlined operational functions.
Doepker is an Information Technology industry executive with over 23 years of experience ranging from his initial role of blending manufacturing and technology to his most recent position as Vice President of IT Operations for the Global Enterprise. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Central Michigan University and joined the LCI IT team in 1997 as the third IT employee, progressing over the years to Vice President and now Chief Information Officer. Previously, Doepker oversaw the distinct areas of IT Operations, Information Security, and the global LCI service desk, all of which will be consolidated under his watch. He is looking forward to the challenge of continuing the digital transformation of Lippert and taking on additional responsibilities and executive functions as he steps into the position of his longtime colleague, Jamie Schnur, who was recently promoted to Group President of Aftermarket.
“Jamie has done some incredible things at Lippert, and I am certainly looking forward to building on his successes,” stated Doepker. “I admire all the hard work that has gone into getting us where we are today, and I am eager to step up to the plate and drive innovation with technology in Lippert and the RV industry as a whole. I look forward to helping the company develop a unifying vision for transforming the business with technology and data.”
Jamie Schnur also commented on Doepker’s promotion and new position, stating, “For over 20 years, Vince has been an instrumental leader in building out our IT infrastructure. As LCI continues to leverage technology to grow at scale, Vince’s ability to drive tremendous value throughout our global environment will serve the company well. His leadership and expertise will accelerate our integration model for all of LCI and its subsidiaries.”
In their spare time, Doepker and his wife of 14 years, Jenn, and their two children, Max (11) and Annabelle (5), are avid RVers. Those adventures give Doepker plenty of time to identify new opportunities to blend technology with the needs of the RV lifestyle. He and his family are currently planning a coast-to-coast RV trip for the summer of 2021.
“Vince’s loyalty and work ethic are second to none; he’s poured his heart and soul into this company and our teams over the last 23 years, and for that we are so thankful,” said Jason Lippert, LCI CEO. “We are all so proud and excited for Vince as he enters his new role as CIO of LCI.”
With over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Lippert™ is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets. Lippert also serves a broad array of aftermarket segments, supplying best-in-class products designed to enhance recreational pursuits, both on the road and on the water. From powerful towing technology and automated RV leveling systems, to boating furniture and one-of-a-kind shade solutions — Lippert combines strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled Customer Service, award-winning Innovation, and premium Products to every industry and person we serve.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514