GOSHEN, Ind., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lippert Components, Inc., a subsidiary of Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), announced today that Jeffrey Few has been retained by Lippert Components as newly-established Director of Product Development. Jeff Few brings to Lippert extensive experience in the RV industry, as well as automotive and architectural design skills. Mr. Few will focus on state-of-the-art technology and automation to create innovative, high-quality RV products by utilizing newly-developed proprietary machinery, tooling and assembly operations. "Jeff has created a wide range of patented products, including several 'industry-firsts,' and his knowledge will be a very valuable asset," said Jason Lippert, Chairman and CEO of Lippert Components and Kinro. "We believe that smarter technology is the key to product improvement, innovation, and consistent quality, and Jeff's expertise and experience in assessing and developing product concepts, and manufacturing processes, will take us in this direction." "Development of innovative products, and the right manufacturing processes to build them to the highest standards of quality are critical in meeting the needs of our customers," said Scott Mereness, President of Lippert Components and Kinro. " Jeff Few is the best person to lead our efforts in this essential facet of our business. We are very pleased that he has joined our team." About Lippert Lippert Components and Kinro Inc., its sister company, subsidiaries of Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE:DW), are industry leaders in a broad line of products dedicated to improving the mobile lifestyle. LCI and Kinro supply a broad array of components for improving the mobile lifestyle LCI and Kinro supply broad array of components for RVs, manufactured homes, modular housing, truck caps and buses as well as for trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment and other cargo, including chassis, fabricated steel chassis parts, slide-out mechanisms, axles, upholstered furniture, mattresses, windows, doors leveling and stabilization equipment, suspension enhancement products, electronics, thermoformed products, and aluminum extrusion products.
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