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LCI Promotes Ryan Smith to Senior VP Role

Lippert Components has promoted Ryan Smith to senior VP of sales and operations. Smith previously held the position of VP of LCI’s interior division. In his new position, Smith will oversee all sales and operations for the more than 60 divisions that comprise LCI Industries, North America.

Smith’s entire professional career has been spent in the RV and marine industries. Smith began his career with Seating Technologies, a Goshen, Ind.-based furniture manufacturer, immediately after graduating from Indiana University South Bend. After LCI acquired Seating Technologies in 2008, Smith’s role pivoted to sales, and ultimately, operations and product development for LCI’s newly formed Interior Division.

Smith helped organically grow LCI’s Interior Division from $30 million in 2008 to more than $300 million in 2017.

Smith will bring a similar intensity to his new role as senior VP of sales and operations.

“My entire career has been spent within LCI’s operations while building relationships with our key customers. This is what I know, and this is what I am passionate about. Over the last five years, I have been blessed to be part of the cultural transformation that we’ve experienced here at LCI, and I am excited to step into this leadership role and help keep this momentum going,” said Smith. “LCI has very talented sales and operations teams, and I’m excited and honored to work with them.”

“Ryan brings an incredible passion for building great teams, product innovation and building great customer relationships,” said Jason Lippert, CEO of LCI. “His track record at LCI speaks for itself. I know he will excel in this new role, and I am excited to see how his unique big-picture perspective will continue to fuel LCI’s tremendous growth.”

“In the end, my goal is to continue to take team member engagement, operational improvement and effectiveness with our customers to the next level,” said Smith. “I want to continue to push our teams to innovate and inspire new and exciting products for the industries that we serve. We’ve built tremendous momentum over the last several years, and I’m grateful for this opportunity to lead our teams on this journey.”

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