Kingsdown names Michael Shoe to direct quality systems
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, May 7, 2013
MEBANE, N.C. — Bedding producer Kingsdown has named manufacturing veteran Michael Shoe director of quality systems. He will lead Kingsdown's Total Quality Management program, created in 2007 to raise standards across all Kingsdown plants while integrating the sales and marketing departments into a single quality system.
Shoe will report to Joe Schmoeller, executive vice president of operations and chief operating officer.
Before joining Kingsdown, Shoe spent six years as a senior facilities manager for Jones Lang LaSalle, where he managed commercial space and operations centers for Citigroup in multiple states. He also worked in the textile industry for more than 18 years, most recently as a multi-site plant manager for Burlington Inds. in North Carolina.
"Throughout his career, Mike has been involved in all aspects of manufacturing, quality and safety," said Schmoeller. "We believe that his broad breadth of experience will help us to maintain and improve quality standards throughout the entire production process. He will also serve as a liaison among our facilities, overseeing our internal reporting structure to continually improve communication among our divisions and make sure we have 100% employee involvement in the process."