Drew Draws New Leadership

PRNewswire informs MHProNews Drew Industries, Inc. has announced that President and CEO Fred Zinn will step down from his position effective May 10, 2013, and will be replaced by Jason D. Lippert, Chairman and CEO of Lippert Components and Kinro, Inc., Drew’s two subsidiaries. An executive officer since 1988, Mr. Zinn served as president and a director since 2008, and as CEO since 2009, and will continue as a consultant through 2013. Mr. Lippert will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO of Lippert Components and Kinro, as well as a director of Drew. Scott Mereness has been selected to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Drew effective May 10, 2013, and will continue in his role as president of Lippert and Kinro. Leigh J. Abrams, Chairman of the Board of Drew, says, “This carefully conceived leadership transition brings Jason Lippert and Scott Mereness to Drew’s top executive positions. Both these executives are highly experienced, and they have the vision, energy and ability to lead the company through its next phase of growth.” In addition, the corporate headquarters of Drew will relocate from White Plains, NY to Elkhart County, IN, the corporate headquarters of Lippert and Kinro. Drew is a major supplier of components to the MH and RV industries.

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