Fontaine vice president Don Philyaw says the new grille guard offers customers three benefits: strength, functionality, and aesthetics.
The two will come together to provide a wider range of products in the higher-end motorized segment of the RV industry.
The transaction advances Lippert’s diversification strategy to enable long-term outperformance.
The formation of LCI Industries GmbH and subsequent acquisition of Schaudt is part of Lippert’s larger European strategy.
Founded in 1986, Ranch Hand pioneered the heavy-duty truck accessory market by being one of the first manufacturers that designed and engineered custom equipment specifically matched to the owners’ vehicles.
Prior to joining Lippert, she practiced law as a partner at a national law firm, where she represented corporate and governmental entities throughout the country.
Challenger Door specializes in providing quality doors and products to the RV, cargo and transit industries.
Thompson brings more than 32 years of experience in consumer product sales and marketing leadership to LCI.
Polyplastic is a window supplier to the caravaning industry and attributes a portion of its sales to the European supermarket, trailer and e-mobility industries.
The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.
Lippert Components Subsidiary Acquires Retractable Marine And Recreational Vehicle Shade Manufacturer SureShade
LCI looks forward to working closely with the SureShade team to implement synergies, take advantage of increased efficiencies, and broaden its sales impact through LCI’s already extensive reach in Europe and the North American marine OEM and aftermarket, said the company.
In this new role, Schnur will lead LCI’s aftermarket teams, which include aftermarket sales, customer service, marketing, information technology, business systems, customer experience and LCI’s Technology division, headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan.