Colonial promotes Jim Dunlap, Larry Ausley to SVP roles
Thomas Russell -- Furniture Today, February 26, 2013
HIGH POINT — Colonial LLC, a display and branding specialist focusing on the mattress industry, has announced the promotions of Jim Dunlap and Larry Ausley to the newly created positions of senior vice president of operations and senior vice president of finance, respectively.
Dunlap will be responsible for Colonial's expanded manufacturing services in the U.S. He will oversee domestic facilities that provide finished product, component, sub assembly and logistical support to Colonial's growing customer base. Dunlap, a certified industrial engineer, former consultant and Six Sigma Black Belt, has been with Colonial for four years and has been the company's vice president of manufacturing and vice president of operations.
Ausley has been with the company for more than five years, most recently as controller for the U.S. facilities. He has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. Ausley will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of Colonial's business.
Dunlap will report to Colonial's chief operating officer, Jimmy Keever, while Ausley will continue to report to the company's chairman and CEO, Jim Keever Sr.
"The promotions of Jim and Larry are another reflection of the strong growth that we have been experiencing here at Colonial and the added complexity of their positions as we expand our manufacturing facilities, finance department and our client service teams" said Jim Keever Sr.
Added Jimmy Keever, "Both Jim and Larry have contributed tremendously to Colonial's recent success and are passionate about the company and its mission. They are a great example of the commitment we have at Colonial to provide industry-leading service that helps our clients sell more mattresses."
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