LCI Industries today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered components in the recreation and transportation product markets, has hired Catherine “Catie” Grubb as VP of Global Quality.
Grubb will lead Lippert’s global quality initiatives in this role, reporting to Lippert President and CEO Jason Lippert, according to a press release.
Grubb came to Lippert with over 20 years of experience leading global quality strategies, with 17 of those years at the Eaton Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of power management solutions.
During her tenure at Eaton, Catie held quality and engineering leadership positions for several divisions, most notably the Hydraulics Group in North America, which spans 23 locations across the country.
Catie was eventually promoted to Global Quality Manager, where she was responsible for leading all quality functions within the global manufacturing strategy. Catie also served 13 combined years in the military between the Navy and the Army National Guard.
“We are excited that Catie is joining the Lippert team to help lead our global quality initiatives,” said Jason Lippert, President and CEO of Lippert.
“Quality is one of the four foundational pillars that we will be building the future of Lippert upon, and we believe that we have the right person to lead this strategy in Catie. Quality is one of the main reasons our customers decide to partner with us and stay with us for the long haul. We have a lot of great initiatives already lined up, including the reduction of complexity of our SKUs, focusing on retention of key team members on the front lines, and reevaluating our auditing process at the customer level, just to name a few. Catie has already hit the ground running with several of these initiatives, and we’re excited to see the progress in the months to come.”
“I am really excited at the opportunity to join the Lippert team, tackling a role that spans to so many different products, markets, and industries. Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘Tell me, and I forget, teach me, and I may remember, involve me, and I learn.’ I am ready to dive in head first and lend my years of experience of quality improvement to all facets of Lippert and am thankful for the opportunity to be part of its quality evolution,” Grubb said.
With over 120 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, Lippert is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered components and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets.