LCI Appoints Former Camping World Exec to Board of Directors

Johnny Sirpilla of LCI Industries' board of directors

LCI Industries appointed Johnny Sirpilla to its board of directors. Sirpilla will also serve on the board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Strategy and Acquisition Committee. LCI Industries supplies an array of products to RV OEMs and the aftermarket.

“We are excited about Johnny’s addition to our Board,” says Jim Gero, chairman of LCI Industries’ board of directors. “His diverse background, RV industry expertise and personal values will be a great benefit to LCI Industries and our stockholders.”

Previously, Sirpilla served as president of Camping World Accessory Stores, a 140-store nationwide retail chain. He was later promoted to chief business development officer for parent company Camping World and Good Sam, with annual sales of more than $3.5 billion.

During his 14 years at Camping World, he was responsible for oversight of dealership operations in service, F&I, business development, new store acquisitions, and new location market selection and construction. His teams oversaw call center operations, buying and merchandising, parts and accessories inventory, distribution center supply chain, wholesale distribution, and acquisitions relating to product development and distribution. Sirpilla retired from Camping World in 2017 after a successful IPO.

Since then, Sirpilla has also founded Encourage LLC, a private equity firm investing in industries including medical device development, fashion, senior living communities and more.

Sirpilla is a current board member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Aultman Health Foundation, TecTraum and The Pregnancy Support Center. He also serves as chairman of the board for the Stark County Catholic Schools.

Sirpilla joins directors Jim Gero, Jason Lippert, David Reed, Brendan Deely, Frank Crespo, Kieran O’Sullivan, Tracy Graham, Ginnie Henkels and Ron Fenech on the company’s board. Each director serves a one-year term ending at the next annual election of directors.

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