Dormeo Octaspring® has appointed 15-year bedding industry veteran Michael Carter as director of manufacturing to head its Dallas facility. Carter’s extensive experience in manufacturing and quality control adds to the growing list of senior industry talent Dormeo Octaspring has enlisted to build its business in the United States.
“As we shift from an import model to local manufacturing for our North American customers we want to assure that we have a world-class capability on the operations side of the business. Michael is well respected in the industry for the innovative processes he brought to plants around the country that he has overseen, as well as his amazing commitment to quality which is a paramount value to us,” said Dormeo Octaspring President Chris Henning.
Carter began his career in 1998 at Kingsdown Inc. where he rose through the manufacturing and operating ranks over the past 15 years. Most recently, he served as director of quality systems, where he implemented the company’s Total Quality Management program. Prior to that appointment, he was an international operations manager, training licensees around the world on the correct quality and construction methods required by Kingsdown. Carter was also responsible for overseeing the quality system at the company’s domestic facilities. Previously, he led manufacturing operations in the United Kingdom and prior to that he ran the research and development division in Mebane, NC. He also served as assistant plant manager in Lakeland, FL and was a production line coordinator in Winchester, VA.
“I’ve always had great respect for Chris as we worked together in the past. When he contacted me to discuss Dormeo Octaspring I was excited to be part of a company that is revolutionizing the way people sleep. Retailers want this product on their floors because it’s the best of both worlds: the comfort of foam and the support of innerspring.” said Carter. “Dormeo Octaspring’s investment in its new Dallas facility is tremendous and I am happy to play a key role in growing this innovative brand throughout the U.S.”
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About Dormeo Octaspring: For more than 10 years, Dormeo has been a leading mattress brand in Europe and Asia. Making its North American debut as Dormeo Octaspring in 2012, the company introduced its patented Octaspring to the U.S. market. Octaspring’s individual memory foam springs work together to form the core of the revolutionary Octaspring mattress. With its U.S. showroom and distribution center in Plano, TX, Dormeo Octaspring is part of Studio Moderna Group, a leading European multi-channel direct marketing company. The company will be supporting its retail partners in the U.S. through a multi-million dollar television advertising program in 2013.