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Lippert promotes Erick Click to VP of Environmental Health & Safety and also launches a Wellbeing Programme for its staff

Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert™) has promoted Erick Click to Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety from his previous position of Director of EHS. In his new role, he will be leading environmental health and safety functions across the business, working with the operations teams and the EHS team to provide a safe and healthy working environment for Lippert team members.

Lippert has also launched its new health and wellness programme, “Take the Step.” The program was put in place to provide resources for team members to take steps toward improving or maintaining a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to become more aware, knowledgeable, and proactive concerning their health and wellbeing. 

Erick Click has 26 years of environmental health and safety experience, 23 of which have been in manufacturing EHS. He has been working at Lippert since 2010 and has had a number of accomplishments during that time, including dramatically improving Lippert’s safety record in the last ten years, particularly within the last five. He is planning to continually improve and find additional opportunities to produce a safer working environment by reducing risk in processes and modifying behaviors of Lippert team members. He plans to use those improvements to help drive Lippert to a best-in-class environmental health and safety performance.

“Although we have had some incredible accomplishments and improvements over the last several years, the momentum does not stop here,” Click stated. “We want to continuously strive to do better and fulfill our long-term vision of producing a working environment that is as free of risks and hazards as possible. We can only do that by engaging our team members to be a part of the process.”

Click and Ryan Smith, Group President of North America, have very similar goals in mind regarding the future of Lippert’s EHS efforts. “Leading the industry regarding environmental health and safety is the overarching objective,” Smith stated. “We want to be the company that sets the standard for our industries, and I’m thankful that we have a professional like Erick leading our EHS teams. With his proven leadership skills and expertise, our teams will learn and grow to become exactly what is needed to set the standard.”

Click continued, “Efficiency is the name of the game here, and we have to adopt the mindset that we can. We can produce RV components, be profitable, and do it safely all at the same time. I am looking forward to building deeper relationships with our operations team that not only improve processes and safety-related behaviors, but also continue to drive the business as a force of good. I am confident that we will leave our footprint on the industry as we all work together to produce a safe working environment that embodies our core values.”

The overarching message behind Lippert’s new Take the Step Lippert’s newhealth and wellness programme is that everyone matters, and their health and wellness matter equally as much. The program is comprised of a three-fold structure to Educate, Engage, and Empower team members with a goal of motivating them to take baby steps toward better health. The program as a whole consists of several factors and resources, including nutrition and movement programs, team challenges, preventative screenings, and an increased focus on mental health. With this new project in place, Lippert leaders hope to get everyone started on a new, unified journey toward optimum health and wellness from which all team members can benefit. 

“I’m confident that this will really make a profound impact on so many of our team members in the coming years,” stated Jason Lippert, President and CEO of Lippert. “The health and wellbeing of our team is not only critical to our success as a company, but most importantly, it is implanted in the culture we have created. If we can educate and get our team members (all of us) healthier, healthcare costs can go down for everyone. Not to mention, it will promote healthier habits and lifestyles for us all — helping make us mentally sharper, feel better, and become the best versions of ourselves for our teams, family, and friends.”

Jaime Murphy, Director of Health & Wellbeing, will spearhead the program. “I am so incredibly excited to be a part of this initiative,” she stated. “Lippert has provided the foundation for this program to be a success by developing a culture dedicated to caring for all team members. Accessibility in the workplace, prevention, and intervention with education will collectively allow us to support each other as we all take action steps to better health. We can’t wait to get started!”