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Olivier Steenaert is Lippert’s New Vice President of Human Resources – EMEA

Lippert Components, Inc., a supplier of components for the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the recreation and transportation product markets, and the related aftermarkets of those industries, recently announced that Olivier Steenaert has been named Vice President of Human Resources – EMEA (Europe, Middle East, & Africa).

According to a release, Steenaert will lead all aspects of the company’s human resources activities in EMEA including strategic direction, talent acquisition; talent management and development, organizational design, succession planning, employee relations, and total rewards for all of the European business units.

In his new role, Steenaert will be responsible for working on HR performance management, HR systems, and HR guidelines.

“My new role is not only a new role for myself, but it is also new at Lippert EMEA,” he said. 

“Throughout the past years, Lippert has acquired several businesses in multiple markets in EMEA. Those businesses have professional HR strategies in place, and my goals are to support them and have the business and HR work as one wherever possible, be efficient, and be the liaison between HR EMEA and HR USA. I am excited to work closely to and with the business, be operationally involved and execute many projects and challenges, and also work with and learn from colleagues around the world.”

Steenaert began his career as a lawyer at a top 15 firm in the Netherlands. He later served as Manager of Legal at World Online and Manager of Legal at Essent-RWE. After completing a management development program at Essent, he changed his focus from legal to human resources and in that role, led all of the company’s traineeships and in-through-outflow of employees. Steenaert later worked at GROHE where he was responsible for HR EMEA sales and headquarters. He also had his own HR talent and performance management consulting firm for five years.

“Olivier’s selection as VP of HR EMEA is part of Lippert’s ongoing building of the leadership team and the company’s overall business strategy in the EMEA region,” stated Jim Menefee, Group President of Europe. “He is a great fit for our culture and will guide our HR teams to find more synergies, develop best practices and encourage collaboration among our groups.”

About LCI Industries

With over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Lippert is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets. 

Lippert also serves a broad array of aftermarket segments, supplying best-in-class products designed to enhance recreational pursuits, both on the road and on the water. From powerful towing technology and automated RV leveling systems, to boating furniture and one-of-a-kind shade solutions — Lippert combines strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled Customer Service, award-winning Innovation, and premium Products to every industry and person we serve.

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Linda Harris
Linda Harris
February 14, 2024 8:19 am

It’s contentious to note concerns about Steenaert’s unorthodox career path, yet his atypical background may bring fresh perspectives to Lippert’s HR strategies in the EMEA region.

Yara Field
Yara Field
February 16, 2024 5:29 am

Olivier Steenaert’s varied experience equips him to lead HR strategies and foster global collaboration as Lippert’s new VP of HR – EMEA. His expertise enhances the company’s presence.

GentleHeart-04
GentleHeart-04
February 17, 2024 2:06 pm

That’s wonderful news! Olivier Steenaert’s abundant experience and fervor for diversity and inclusion will surely drive positive changes within Lippert. His dedication to creating a supportive and equitable environment for all employees is inspiring. I’m thrilled to see how his innovative HR technology solutions will streamline processes and empower HR teams. This appointment truly reflects Lippert’s dedication to strengthening its leadership team and business strategy in the EMEA region.

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