News release written by Leggett & Platt Inc. and published, unedited, by BedTimes
Carthage, Missouri, Sept. 20, 2017 — After 42 years of service to Leggett & Platt Incorporated, Tony Garrett, L&P Vice-President, and President of Global Systems Group® (GSG)/Machinery, has announced his retirement effective October 13th. Garrett has held several positions of increasing responsibilities throughout the Machinery & Technology Division of Leggett & Platt.
Under his effective leadership as former President of Gribetz International®, followed by his role over all of GSG as President, this group of mattress machinery manufacturers has grown to be the most popular equipment producers in the industry. Always driven to pioneer new, innovative technologies and production methods for advancing his customers’ operations, Garrett positioned GSG companies and their strategic partners as valued industry leaders within their respective fields. In an effort to better serve each customer in their respective local markets, Garrett has expanded GSG’s world-wide footprint to include over two dozen production facilities, sales/service field office, and sales agent locations across four continents.
Garrett’s friendly personality and sincerity has earned the respect and gratitude of customers and Leggett co-workers alike. “Tony has been a great Leggett & Platt partner,” according the Executive Vice-president, Perry Davis. “I have enjoyed working with him immensely, and wish him a very happy and fulfilling retirement.”
Garrett’s successor as GSG President is long-time GSG employee, Mike Miller. Miller is currently serving Vice-president of Sales for US and Canada. He has twenty-five years of experience with L&P, the majority of it in GSG sales and as Branch Manager for Porter International®. Miller’s operations management experience and well-developed customer relationships will serve GSG well in his new role, and customers can be confident of continued excellence due to his extensive industry knowledge.
Davis said of Miller, “He has established great industry relationships through his dedication, his ‘can-do’ attitude, and his personal integrity. I have no doubt Mike will excel in his new position, and I very much look forward to working more closely with him in the future.”
The Global Systems Group is a division of Leggett & Platt®, of Carthage, Missouri. Global Systems Group specializes in providing manufacturing machinery for the bedding producers and related industries. Learn more at www.gsgcompanies.com.