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King Koil Promotes Vidoli, Adds 2 to Operations Team

As it readies the launch of its first company-owned factory, mattress producer King Koil expanded its operations team by promoting Michael Vidoli to vice president of U.S. operations and hiring two other experienced executives.

The company said Drew Gagnon has been named plant manager for the new, 90,000-square-foot factory planned for Avondale, Ariz., and Peggy Canevit has been named director of production, information technology and administration.

Vidoli joined King Koil in 2014 as director of business development. He most recently managed corporate operations for strategic accounts for the company, and has more than 30 years in sales, marketing and operations for several bedding brands, including Eastman House and Simmons.

As plant manager for King Koil’s first company-owned factory, Gagnon will oversee production and facility efficiencies. He most recently was operations manager for Sherwood Bedding’s Arizona facility. Prior to that position, Gagnon worked with bedding manufacturer Southerland from 2007 until 2014. He joined the company as quality control director and also was assistant plant manager and operations manager for its Phoenix facility.

In her new position, Canevit will oversee office support for the company’s operations to effectively manage King Koil’s inventory, scheduling and IT functions.

Prior to joining King Koil, Canevit was the IT manager for luxury bedding manufacturer E.S. Kluft & Co. Earlier, Canevit was with Spring Air Co. from 2001 until 2009, where she held a number of positions, advancing from sales administrator to IT project lead and computer network administrator.

The three newest members of the operations team will join Ron Bruneau, who recently was named executive vice president of operations.

“Along with Ron, I believe Michael, Drew and Peggy round out the needed expertise in operations and plant management to lay a strong foundation for the rollout of our new growth initiatives. We are thrilled to have them on our team,” said David Binke, CEO of King Koil.

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