Summer Classics taps Bill Kelner as VP of domestic operations
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, August 22, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Outdoor furniture company Summer Classics has hired Bill Kelner as vice president of domestic operations.
Kelner will be responsible for all Summer Classics domestic manufacturing, vendor sourcing, quality control, human resources and distribution.
"Bill is great at multi-unit team management, and is bringing some six-sigma strategies to integrate into our operations," said Bew White III, CEO of Summer Classics.
Before joining Summer Classics, Kelner owned and operated two service businesses in Alabama and Tennessee. He also has experience in operations in the food service industry, including parent companies of Arby's, Mrs. Winners and Taco Bell, where he worked in turnaround situations, training and management development.
"Summer Classics has a great program, but there are a few areas we are targeting immediately to answer some of our customers' needs," Kelner said.