Effective immediately, American Woodmark Corporation (AWC) (NASDAQ: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry to the new home construction and remodeling industries, has appointed Dan Carley plant manager for its Jackson, Georgia facility. Reporting to Ken Lafy, vice president of manufacturing, value stream two, American Woodmark Corporation, Carley will be responsible for coordinating the functions of the Plant Level Team in support of manufacturing, distribution and service operations.
“Dan demonstrates superior leadership ability and brings extensive knowledge of manufacturing systems,” says Lafy. “The Jackson plant serves as a vital part of our entire manufacturing process and we feel confident Dan will become a key player in strengthening operations there as he transitions into his new role. We welcome him to the team and look forward to his contributions.”
Carley joins the company with 18 years of manufacturing experience, including kaizen efficiency programs, self-directed work teams, standardized work and set-up reduction. Most recently he was with Camdel Metals in Camden, Del. where he served as the operations director. Prior to that, Carley spent 17 years with Penn Engineering as plant manager for its Virginia and Pennsylvania facilities.
The Jackson facility is one of American Woodmark Corporation’s 14 manufacturing facilities and is located in northern Georgia. It is an assembly operation that receives cabinet components from other American Woodmark Corp. plants located in Georgia and West Virginia, and then ships all assembled cabinets to major home centers, new construction builders and distributors throughout the southeastern United States. The plant, which began operations in October 1984, currently employs approximately 250 people.
The Company operates other facilities in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as various service centers nationwide.
About American Woodmark Corporation
American Woodmark Corporation, located in Winchester, VA, is the third largest manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States. Offering more than 350 cabinet lines in a wide variety of designs, materials and finishes, American Woodmark products are sold through a network of dealers and distributors and directly to home centers and major home builders. All American Woodmark products have received certification by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program. The Company operates 14 manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as various service centers across the country. American Woodmark shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “AMWD.” To find out more about American Woodmark, and view its vast array of cabinet styles, visit its Web site at www.americanwoodmark.com.