Lippert names new chief business development officer for EMEA

RV components expert Lippert has announced that Michele Checcucci has been appointed as the company’s new chief business development officer for the EMEA region. Michele (pictured above) will assume the role from 1 September 2022 and his appointment has been described by Lippert as “the next step to focus Lippert's efforts on growth and innovation across all Lippert businesses in the EMEA caravanning, marine, railway, aftermarket and emerging markets industries.”

Michele has been with the company since 2017 and in that time has been instrumental in the expansion of Lippert businesses, playing a key role in the acquisitions of ST.LA Srl, Lavet Srl, Femto Engineering Srl, Ciesse Spa and Polyplastic BV.

Jim Menefee, group president Europe for Lippert, said: “Michele has proven his ability to bring new ideas for innovative product to the caravanning sector such as the VELA pop-tops, the R-Bike bike rack, the Skia blind systems and new entry door lock systems. We believe Michele’s creativity should be utilized throughout our EMEA groups to revolutionize our markets.

“Michele also has a vast network of contacts that have been extremely valuable in the acquisition growth of the company. We will expand his influence throughout our EMEA group to continue our growth in all of our core industries.”

Michele has 30 years of experience in the Caravanning sector and was the former President of Metallarte Srl and RV Doors Srl which were acquired by Lippert in June of 2017.