John Ries

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced the promotion of John Ries to vice president of RV products. Ries was most recently general manager of LCI’s specialty products division.

In his new role, Ries will be responsible for awnings, laminated products, axles, doors, slideouts, steps, and electric Stabilizing and Leveling Systems and will oversee over 2,000 team members from LCI.

“I’m honored and excited to work with the teams and help drive even better results at LCI at these divisions. As I’ve grown with the company, I’ve seen our efforts improve production processes and build team culture which has made our company better,” said Ries. “I’m excited to see how far we can go together.”

“John has done an outstanding job of leading the specialty products division over the past year. John’s positive energy and rapport with the team members he leads are the qualities that set him apart,” said LCI CEO Jason Lippert. “We’re excited to continue to grow and improve under John’s guidance and leadership.”

Ries has 30 years of leadership and manufacturing experience across several industries, overseeing continuous process improvement, quality assurance, and employee development. Prior to joining LCI, Ries worked as regional manager for TI Automotive for nearly 20 years, as general Manager of Dana Holding Corp. and was vice president of operations at AL-KO Kober Group.

Ries can be reached at [email protected]