As Corsicana Mattress Co. has embarked on a multi-million dollar capital campaign to upgrade plants and equipment, it is turning to an operations and logistics leader from the consumer goods sector as its chief operating officer. James Booth joins the company from VF Corp., where he oversaw similar functions for leading brands that included The North Face, Timberland and Vans.
Prior to his time with VF, Booth served in leading operational posts with Newell Rubbermaid, Ford Motor Co. and Springs Window Fashions. He also worked with Heritage Home Group as its vice president of supply chain and general manager of the company’s operations in Mexico and was vice president of global quality and research and development for Chamberlain Group, the parent company of leading power garage door brands.
As COO, Booth will oversee and execute the company’s upgrade to its facilities, all day-to-day operations for Corsicana’s factories, drive internal strategies and manage the company’s production needs. Working out of Corsicana’s Dallas headquarters, Booth will travel to the company’s network of factories regularly. He reports to Michael Thompson, chief executive officer of Corsicana Mattress.
“We’re excited to have James on our team as he shares his diverse and extensive experience with us. James has a deep understanding of business operations, leadership skills and management that will ensure Corsicana’s continued success,” said Thompson. “In an industry that is constantly evolving, James’ input will produce an immediate, positive change that will enhance the work ethic of our leadership team.”
“Corsicana is a very exciting company with wonderful brands, employees and customers. We have a tremendous opportunity to continue that growth by having a world class manufacturing and logistics platform in place. we have the resources and expertise to put those elements in place quickly and efficiently to benefit all our customers,” said Booth.
A graduate of the University of Victoria, Booth received his Master of Science degree from Kettering University, where he majored in manufacturing operations, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit.
Booth is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, which he received during his 10 years with Ford Motor Co.
Booth lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, with his family.
About Corsicana: Founded in 1971 in Corsicana, Texas, Corsicana Mattress operates 10 factories across the country and has become one of the mattress industry’s largest manufacturers. The company offers a full range of promotional and step-up products that feature the latest in sleep technology, including innerspring, memory foam and hybrid models. The company also has a mattress-in-a-box line that simplifies delivery. Corsicana leverages its national manufacturing presence to provide industry-leading quality, value, delivery and customer service. Its mission is to provide hard-working Americans with innovative and affordable sleep products that improve their quality of life.