Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nippes appointed KSU president

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Keith N. Nippes has joined Kustom Seating Unlimited, Inc.(KSU), Bellwood, Ill., a supplier of OEM and aftermarket seating products to the transportation industry, as its new president. KSU founder Joseph Lazzara will continue in his role as CEO.

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Nippes has held the positions of president of Vapor Bus International, vice president-sales and marketing for Ricon Corp., and, most recently, president and COO of Ultimate North America Transportation Equipment, LLC.

“Keith will lead our dynamic team of professionals in meeting established company goals and objectives aimed at expanding our present market share, while maintaining our position as the leader in rail transportation seating andrelated products,” said Lazzara.

“His knowledge and experience gained through his numerous previous successes will be a valued asset to KSU,” Lazzara added.