26/08/2022

26 August 2022
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Joerg Reithmeier is Lippert's new Managing Director Caravanning EMEA

Lippert announces that Joerg Reithmeier took over the role of Managing Director Caravanning EMEA from 1 August 2022.

Reithmeier has been with Lippert since April 2019, when he took on the role of Senior Advisor for Business Development. The aim of his assignment was to offer support in acquisitions in Germany and help stimulate growth within the European Caravanning market through strategic acquisitions. With the acquisition of Polyplastic B.V. and its affiliates (“Polyplastic”) in early 2020, Lippert entered a more articulated and complex European dimension, and it became necessary to create a figure with specific coordination functions for the Caravanning sector. Reithmeier reports in his new role to Jim Menefee, Group President – Europe, who has responsibility for Lippert’s three current Caravanning European groups:  RV Italy, Schaudt and Polyplastic.

“I am excited to have Joerg Reithmeier as the leader of our Caravanning group,” says Jim Menefee, Group President – Europe. “Joerg has been instrumental in helping to grow the Lippert EMEA group. With his deep caravanning knowledge, customer relationships and focus on innovation, it is a natural progression for Joerg to lead our Caravanning group. Joerg will continue to help build Lippert in Europe through this new role.”

The role of Managing Director Caravanning EMEA actually already existed and was occupied “ad interim” by the same president Jim Menefee. But Lippert’s growth in the Caravanning sector and the experience gained by Reithmeier have created the conditions to give a new structure to Lippert’s organization in EMEA. Before joining Lippert, Reithmeier worked for 10 years in the Automotive industry and for 11 years in the Caravanning industry, including as a member of the Executive Board of the Erwin Hymer Group. Over the past three years, he has managed very important acquisition projects such as those that led Polyplastic and Schaudt GmbH Elektrotechnik & Apparatebau (“Schaudt”) to enter Lippert’s sphere.

“Lippert has an amazing culture and great team members. I´m excited to join and serve them on their successful journey,” says Joerg Reithmeier. “We want to become the supplier of choice for our customers by serving them with unique products and outstanding services.”