HSM Names Directors of Corporate Innovation & Technology Center

HSM Jim CardinaleHSM Scott BeattyHSM has named two directors of its Corporate Innovation and Technology Center (CI&T) in Hickory. Scott Beatty is the new CI&T director of design services and Jim Cardinale has been hired as CI&T director furniture solutions.

In his new position, Beatty oversees all product design and development for HSM’s four business units, including responsibility for new product testing, prototyping and validation. He also manages resources to ensure adherence to HSM’s New Product Development process.

As director of CI&T and innovation for furniture products, Cardinale manages engineering research and development activities for new and existing products in the furniture business unit. This includes product design, development, testing prototype, validation and manufacturability.

“Earlier this year, when we announced the company’s migration from a components supplier to a supplier of integrated solutions with a market-focused strategy, we also explained we were going to place greater emphasis on research and development by increasing our engineering staff and leveraging our new Corporate Innovation and Technology Center,” said Dwayne Welch HSM executive vice president chief marketing and innovation officer. “The addition of Scott and Jim supports the build-out of the center and enhances our research and development capabilities at HSM.”

Both men will report to Gregg Greulich, corporate vice president of innovation and technology. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott and Jim to our R&D team,” commented Greulich. “The combined 46 years of experience that they bring to our organization will better equip us to offer customers both innovative and integrated solutions, grounded in the latest design and engineering technologies.”

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About HSM: One of North Carolina’s largest employers, HSM is a privately held company that brings together approximately 2,500 employees in more than 50 manufacturing plants in 17 states and China to serve a wide array of diverse customers and markets. Based in Hickory, N.C., the company has expanded its global presence and moved beyond core furniture and bedding markets to embrace new growth opportunities in transportation, healthcare, packaging and government sectors.