Goshen, Ind.-based supplier Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has appointed Todd Driver as COO. According to a press relases, Driver has been with LCI since 1998, starting in the company’s management trainee program. In 2009, Driver was promoted to vice president of 0perations, and most recently has been responsible for over half of LCI’s operations, including chassis, slideouts, furniture and accessories.
“Todd is invaluable to our team,” said Jason Lippert, CEO of LCI. ”Todd’s ability to identify the right people for the position in which they can be successful is just one of his many talents and, as a result, he has been a great team builder at LCI for many years. During 2012, our revenue grew $220 million and we added over 1,000 employees. As we continue to seek growth opportunities, we want excellence at the highest operational level, and Todd adds that to our team.”
“Todd’s positive influence will expand significantly as he will now be involved with more of the company’s operations and management teams,” said Scott Mereness, president of LCI. ”Coming off a year for which our revenues exceeded $900 million, we recognize the importance of having strong, effective managers at all levels of the company and, in particular, in our top leadership positions. Todd’s proven track record epitomizes what we look for in our leaders.”
Driver has been instrumental in many of the efficiency improvements implemented by LCI over the past few quarters. “One of our goals moving forward is to continue to identify areas for improvement and implement changes on a timely basis so we can exceed customer expectations,” said Driver. “We intend to be the very best customer-oriented team in the industry.”
He added, “LCI’s top executives are extraordinary leaders and they provide the opportunity and support that encourages success among their managers. LCI has reason to be proud of its employees at every level, as every one of them contributes to the success of the company.”
“Todd has been loyal to LCI for many years,” added Jason Lippert, “and he is ready to assume additional responsibility. We are excited to see his drive, work ethic and passion spread throughout the Company. We all wish Todd the best in his new role at LCI.”