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Hickory Springs promotes three key executives

 Bobby Bush Jr.Bobby Bush Jr.
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HICKORY, N.C. — Three key executives at furniture and bedding supplier Hickory Springs have been named to new positions.

Bobby Bush has been named senior vice president of foam and environmental technology. He will be responsible for development and advancement of new foam products and technologies, and environmental compliance at all company locations.

Bush has been with the company since 1976 and most recently was vice president of foam and environmental technology. Previously, he held the positions of Conover area sales manager, West Coast manager.

Buster Mann has been promoted to senior vice president of foam operations and will be responsible for Hickory Springs' foam facilities nationwide. Mann will synchronize operational efficiencies for all six of the company's foam manufacturing plants and coordinate best practices for its 25 foam facilities, the company said.

He has been with the company since 1975. His previous positions include plant manager in Cleveland, Tenn., area manager of operations in Americus, Ga., Jessup, Ga., and Cleveland, Tenn., Mid-South region vice president supervising operations in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida, and Easter division vice president.

Jimmy Bush has been promoted to senior executive vice president of the company's springs wire products group. He will oversee the production of all spring-related products including the company wire-drawing and spring plants, as well as its three mattress innerspring plants in Micaville, N.C., Sheboygan, Wis., and Holland, Mich.

Bush joined the company in 1978, and has held positions of assistant sales manager, innerspring product manager, national product manager of bedding, division vice president of sales and marketing and executive vice president of bedding.

"Bobby, Buster and Jimmy are most deserving of these newly appointed positions," said Don Coleman, president. "Their tenure with the company and expertise in their respective divisions make each of these leaders a valuable asset to the company."

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