Quanex Building Products Announces Changes to the Board of Directors
November 9, 2021
Quanex Building Products Corporation announced the appointment of Jason D. Lippert to its board of directors effective immediately. The company also announced that William C. Griffiths will retire as executive chairman of the board, effective Feb. 21, 2022, but plans to continue serving as non-executive chairman of the board. In addition, Joseph D. Rupp plans to retire as a director at the end of his current term and not stand for re-election.
“Jason’s leadership skills combined with his manufacturing and operations expertise will add value to our board, which will ultimately benefit shareholders,” says George Wilson, president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to have Jason join our board and look forward to his tenure. Furthermore, we are also delighted that Bill plans to continue serving as non-executive chairman. Bill’s leadership and strategic vision will continue to add value to the board and to Quanex in general. I would also be remiss not to thank Joe for his many contributions over the years.”
“Jason has a proven track record of transforming businesses and delivering results that create value for shareholders,” says Bill Griffiths, executive chairman. “I’m confident his addition to the board will prove beneficial over time and I look forward to working with him and the other board members as non-executive chairman. Moreover, Joe has served this board well over many years so it goes without saying that his strong leadership and industry expertise will be missed, but we wish him well in retirement.”
Mr. Lippert became chief executive officer of LCI Industries in May 2013, was also appointed president of the company in May 2019, and has been chief executive officer of Lippert Components since February 2003. Mr. Lippert has over 25 years of experience with LCI and its subsidiaries, beginning his career with the company as a management trainee and subsequently serving in a wide range of leadership positions since that time.