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Michael Carter to Lead Dormeo's U.S. Manufacturing

By Home Furnishings Business in Bedding on May 14, 2013

Michael Carter has joined luxury bedding vendor Dormeo Octaspring as director of manufacturing at its Dallas-area facility.

Carter began his career in 1998 at Kingsdown. where he rose through the manufacturing and operating ranks over the past 15 years. Most recently, he served as director of quality systems, where he implemented the company€™s Total Quality Management program. Prior to that appointment, he was an international operations manager, training licensees around the world on the correct quality and construction methods required by Kingsdown. Carter also was responsible for overseeing the quality system at the company€™s domestic facilities. Previously, he led manufacturing operations in the United Kingdom' and prior to that he ran the research and development division in Mebane, N.C.  He also served as assistant plant manager in Lakeland, Fla.; and was a production line coordinator in Winchester, Va.

€œAs we shift from an import model to local manufacturing for our North American customers we want to assure that we have a world-class capability on the operations side of the business,€ said Dormeo Octaspring President Chris Henning. "Michael is well respected in the industry for the innovative processes he brought to plants around the country that he has overseen, as well as his amazing commitment to quality which is a paramount value to us."

€œI€™ve always had great respect for Chris as we worked together in the past," Carter said. "When he contacted me to discuss Dormeo Octaspring I was excited to be part of a company that is revolutionizing the way people sleep.  Retailers want this product on their floors because it€™s the best of both worlds, the comfort of foam and the support of innerspring. Dormeo Octaspring€™s investment in its new Dallas facility is tremendous and I am happy to play a key role in growing this innovative brand throughout the U.S.€

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