Lippert Components Inc. promoted 17-year company veteran Andrew Pocock to the executive vice president of building and transportation products.
Pocock will lead a division responsible for $380 million in annual sales. He will direct sales and operations for North American building and transportation products and report to Lippert President and CEO Jason Lippert.
“When we really began our charge into the RV industry in the early 2000s, we dedicated every resource we had in the company to accelerate that growth,” Jason Lippert said. “If we want to duplicate that success in these other markets, we need to replicate those efforts and have dedicated resources with our team members giving 100% of their focus on the needs of these customers. Under Andy’s leadership, we have already gotten a good foothold in a lot of these markets, but this new role and an enhanced organizational focus is the next step in our evolution for growth in the building and transportation markets.”
Lippert has been a supplier to the building products segment since its inception in 1956 supplying chassis, vinyl windows, entry doors, and kitchen and bath products. Pocock’s promotion will give Lippert senior strategic leadership dedicated to these markets and products, the company said, aligning sales and operations to incubate growth and to support the unique needs of these customers.
“I am honored that I have been chosen to lead this initiative for Lippert and am excited about the commitment that the organization has made to focus on these markets,” Pocock said. “We have a strong team of great leaders already in place who have been paving the way for success in these industries for years now, and this new organizational commitment will create more opportunities for growth for these team members moving forward.”
In 2012, Lippert began its diversification strategy by executing several key acquisitions outside the RV industry, mostly servicing the commercial bus market. Since then, Lippert has grown to supply products in multiple segments including heavy truck, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, ATVs and UTVs, as well as the railway industry.
Lippert has several North American facilities dedicated to building and transportation products that Pocock now will oversee.
Building products facilities include plants in Denver, Pennsylvania; Fitzgerald, Georgia; Howe, Indiana; Goshen, Indiana; Westville, Indiana; Double Springs, Alabama; Nampa, Idaho; Waxahachie, Texas; and a new facility in Texas that will build manufactured housing frames.
Lippert’s facilities dedicated to transportation products, primarily glass and windows, include Granby, Quebec; Gaffney, South Carolina; Yoder, Indiana; and Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Lippert’s coating facility in Elkhart, Indiana.