Lippert Components Inc., has promoted Jose Cruz Medina to general manager. He will lead the team at Plant 91 in Elkhart, Ind., and will manage production of LCI’s marine industry offerings.
Known as “Junior,” Cruz started with the company in 2007 as a driver and was most recently an assistant general manager for LCI’s RV interiors. He will be responsible for more than 400 team members to help achieve the company’s strategic goals in the marine marketplace.
“Junior has impacted the lives of many families throughout his tenure here at LCI,” said Mark Taylor, LCI vice president of operations, in a statement. “From building relationships to coaching inside and outside of work to becoming a trusted advisor for many, he has demonstrated what caring about people truly means. His operational instincts and ability to build strong teams makes him a natural fit for the next step in his career.”
Added Medina, “I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to help spread and drive what I have learned over the length of my career at LCI. Having a balance and good understanding of efficient manufacturing processes and building a strong team culture is extremely important. By focusing on developing our most valuable assets, our team members, I believe we will surely get to the next level.”