April 21, 2022
Elkhart, Ind. – Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert™), a supplier of a wide range of high-tech components to major original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) in the recreational and transportation markets, and related secondary markets of these industries, today announced that Matthew Johnston has been appointed Managing Director of Lippert Marine Group Europe. In this role he manages three Marine Group brands – Lewmar®, TREND® and Taylor Made® Ireland, which includes two sites in the UK and one site in Ireland.
Johnston has over 20 years of industry experience and has held a number of positions with Lewmar including Custom and OEM Sales Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager and most recently Group Commercial Manager. Lippert’s Navy. Since July 2019, he has acted as the Marine Group representative on the extended Lippert Corporate EU Board of Directors, further developing a skill set that offers a unique blend of commercial and proven experience in a redemption with lean management.
In his new role, Johnston will be responsible for growing Marine Group’s footprint in Europe through innovative product development, new product creation and supporting acquisitions. He also looks forward to guiding teams on their cultural journey as they grow and create a stronger, more agile group.
“It’s an exciting time to lead the Marine Group as we grow Lippert’s footprint in Europe,” said Johnston. “To accelerate our growth in this ever-changing market, we are focused on developing our people and culture, balanced with driving innovation through product design. These building blocks are integral to elevating our customer experience as Lippert aspires to be the market leader in this area.”
“We are delighted to have Matt leading our Lippert Marine Europe Group (Lewmar, Trend and Taylor Made Ireland),” said Jim Menefee, Group President Europe. “He’s a great fit for our culture and the core values that define us as a company. Matt’s extensive experience with building exceptional customer relationships as well as his product knowledge within the group will serve as a major asset to the team as we seek to expand the maritime market.”
In his spare time, Johnston enjoys hiking, running, and mountain biking, and has also been a keen racing dinghy sailor and boater his entire life. More recently he has taken up powerboating with a classic 1960 British motorboat. He considers himself a self-proclaimed “petrol head” with a passion for cars built in the Edwardian era, and he often finds himself behind the wheel of a 1914 Edwardian racing car.
About LCI Industries®
With over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, Lippert™ is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and custom solutions. dedicated to shaping, developing and improving the RV, marine, automotive, utility vehicle and construction products, and their adjacent markets. Lippert also serves a wide range of aftermarket segments, providing best-in-class products designed to enhance recreational activities, both on the road and on the water. From powerful towing technology and automated RV leveling systems, to boating furniture and one-of-a-kind shade solutions – Lippert combines strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our culture. winning team to deliver unparalleled award-winning customer service Innovation and premium Products for every industry and every person we serve.
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