Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced the hiring of Doug Minix as vice president of operations, the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier reported in a press release.
Building off of more than 25 years of manufacturing experience, including 15 in the automotive industry and four year focused on axles, Minix will help LCI’s Plant 45 in Goshen continue its implementation of lean principles.
“Doug has a successful record of implementing comprehensive process improvements and lean manufacturing principles,” said Lippert COO Todd Driver. “He brings a fresh perspective to the table and will work to make sure our manufacturing teams are ready to meet demand ahead of company growth.”
A longtime Elkhart County resident, Minix has extensive experience in implementing efficient safety, quality and lean programs, as well as improving employee communication and building strong teams. Minix will actively work with management and employees at all levels to further develop skills and leadership, increase focus on customer satisfaction and work with the research and development team to develop innovative new products.
“Doug is committed to LCI’s core values, including our emphasis on employees, and he will help us continue to strengthen our foundation of excellent teams,” added Driver. “His long-time leadership experience, manufacturing expertise and commitment to developing innovative products make him a natural fit for the position and will allow us to better serve our customers.”
Minix noted, “I look forward to building on the team-focused philosophy that has already been established at Lippert Components and helping adapt processes to support the company’s continued rapid growth through acquisitions, organic market growth and product innovations.”