Lippert Components has organized a team dedicated specifically to the sale of furniture, electronics and other products to boat manufacturers and the marine aftermarket.
The announcement follows the company’s acquisition of Signature, a maker of marine seating, and a six-year distribution agreement with electronics supplier Furrion in July this year.
LCI has hired Michele Goldsmith to lead that team and entered a national sales representation agreement for the marine aftermarket with Derema Group, a marine industry-focused national manufacturer’s representative firm.
“We are bringing the same passion and commitment we have for the RV market into the marine industry with dedicated sales, operations and technical support,” said LCI Director of Aftermarket Sales Rick Worstell. “Michele is a longtime leader in the marine industry and will help us build a strong and experienced team that combines veteran Lippert Interiors and Electronics professionals and marine aftermarket representation from the Derema Group.”
Derema Group will represent LCI furniture and Furrion electronics to the marine aftermarket in the continental United States under the direction of Goldsmith starting at the 2015 International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Sept. 15-17. Manufacturers can meet with LCI’s marine sales team regarding furniture at booth 1916 and Furrion electronics at booth 2708.