- Supplies Guide
International Bedding, a mattress producer based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has expanded and restructured its operations group.
“We’re preparing for the future by broadening our capabilities on the operations side, while at the same time focusing our staff on more specific functions and opportunities,” said Dan Hige, IB president and chief operating officer.
Bruce Miller was promoted from vice president of logistics and continuous improvement to vice president of strategic implementation, a newly created post. He oversees domestic and international initiatives for the company that involve logistics, supply chain and continuous improvement. He reports to Hige.
Ed Wolff was named vice president of manufacturing and also reports to Hige. His responsibilities include managing the day–to–day operations of IB’s five manufacturing plants. He also will team with sales and operations staff on product development projects. Wolff joined IB in 2007 as operations manager of the company’s Pennsylvania factory, its largest.
Steve Boucher, formerly a plant manager, replaces Wolff as operations manager for the Pennsylvania plant.
In addition to the responsibilities of their respective posts, Miller and Wolff together handle Hige’s former job duties as vice president of manufacturing. (Hige was promoted to president and COO in fall of 2010.)
Andy Cuppia was hired as vice president of product development and operations, a newly created position. He reports to Wolff. Cuppia is certified in lean manufacturing and oversees operations at IB’s Arizona factory. He also leads the company’s product development efforts. Most recently, Cuppia was vice president of Global Supply Chain Partners. Prior to that, he held executive–level operations positions at Simmons, Serta and Spring Air.
Jonathan Munoz was promoted from assistant plant manager to plant manager at the company’s Arizona facility. He joined the company in 2006 and reports to Cuppia.
“We’re very excited about the promotions and new positions in our operations group,” Hige said. “These changes strengthen the entire team, leverage the skills and talents of each individual and enable us to move forward more quickly with our strategic plans.”