11 November 2021
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Lippert promotes Carlos Navarro to Chief Financial Officer - EMEA

Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert™) has promoted Carlos Navarro to Chief Finance Officer – EMEA (Europe, Middle
East, & Africa). In this new role, Mr. Navarro will lead in the execution of Lippert’s Finance and Controlling functions in the EMEA region. He will report to Jim Menefee, Group President – EMEA.

A graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and an MBA holder from Indiana University Northwest, Navarro started his career with Lippert in 2005 as a staff accountant, where he was quickly promoted to Assistant Controller in 2011. After his promotion to Controller, he then moved to Group Controller over Lippert’s RV Products, Chassis, Axles, and Steel Fabrication businesses in 2013.

Since 2018, Navarro has served as Lippert’s M&A Director, and in his new role as CFO EMEA, he will oversee M&A activities outside of North America. Navarro resides in Florence, Italy, with his wife of 17 years and their two children.

“I am pleased to have Carlos in Italy to develop better business and financial processes that will support the future growth of Lippert EMEA,” said Jim Menefee. He continued, “I have worked with Carlos in different capacities over the last several years, and he is always driving the business to improve to a higher level.”

“I would like to thank the Lippert Executive Team for their continued belief in me as they continue to offer me new opportunities to grow and help the company,” commented Navarro. “This opportunity affords me both professional and personal growth. I am extremely excited to drive business improvements in a fast-growing segment for Lippert and work with all of the wonderful team members globally.”

Brian Hall, LCI Industries EVP and CFO, stated, “Carlos has always been the first to raise his hand and volunteer for the next opportunity, and he has been instrumental in shaping the Accounting and Finance Department to where it is today. All of us at Lippert appreciate that he was willing to move his family across the world to lead this very important segment of our business. I am excited for the adventure he and his family are embarking upon, and I look forward to the many successes I know he will have in Europe.”

In 2018, Lippert™ concentrated its activities in Europe in the recreational vehicle sector by creating the Lippert RV Europe division, based in San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI) in Italy. Here, in addition to the production plants and administrative offices, there is the central commercial division that coordinates all the European offices in the caravanning sector, including the Dutch brand Polyplastic, which joined the group in 2019. Lippert™ produces in Europe, components and accessories for the original equipment on recreational vehicles and for the aftermarket, such as: slide-out systems; pop-up roofs for vans; plastic and aluminum framed and frameless windows; bike racks for motorhomes and vans; variable height bed systems; electric and manual access steps; entrance and locker doors; table legs; blinds and mosquito nets; TV stand brackets.