Drew Industries Inc., parent to Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), announced the retirement of Edward “Rusty” W. Rose III from the company’s board.

Rose, 74, joined Drew’s board in 1984, serving as chairman from 1984 until 2008. Additionally, Rose serves as president of Cardinal Investment Co. Inc. He brought extensive knowledge and acumen with respect to financial and investment matters, strategic planning and the stock markets, as well as significant experience from serving on the boards for both public and private companies.

“We are deeply grateful to Rusty for his more than 30 years of service to Drew,” said Chairman James Gero. “He helped guide the company’s success with his focus on long-term growth and an emphasis on operating the business responsibly and ethically. His dedication to Drew, its employees and its shareholders has been an invaluable asset to the board and his influence will be greatly missed.”