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Lippert Components names GM for new interiors division

Lippert Components named Shannon Angle general manager of the new Lippert Interiors Marine Division.
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Lippert Components named Shannon Angle general manager of the new Lippert Interiors Marine Division after the company acquired the business of Signature Seating.

Angle is tasked with growing the new division and developing innovative furniture solutions for freshwater boats.

“Shannon has a successful record of working closely with customers to develop versatile furniture solutions for the mobile lifestyle,” Lippert Interiors vice president Ryan Smith said in a statement. “He brings a fresh perspective to the marine furniture industry and will work to make sure our manufacturing teams are ready to meet demand ahead of company growth.”

Lippert is a subsidiary of publicly traded Drew Industries, which manufacturers RV and home components, and recently entered the marine market.

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