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cmi Promotes Four To Management Positions

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cmi (Colonial Mills, Inc.), a leading manufacturer of texture braided area rugs and accessories, recently announced the promotions of Donald R. Minchello, Jr., Christopher Fanning, William J. Caffrey, and Elsa Domingos to the positions of Distribution & Quality Control Manager, National Accounts Sales Manager, Manufacturing Controller, and Retail Manager, respectively. The appointments were made to keep pace with cmi's significant growth. In his capacity as Distribution & Quality Control Manager, Minchello will be responsible for the implementation of Lean Manufacturing practices and the “5S” system throughout the department, the management of on-time and error-free shipments, quality assurance, receiving, and training. He previously was cmi's National Accounts Sales Manager and Materials Manager. Prior to joining the company, Minchello held the position of Desktop Support Analyst for Perot Systems at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Quincy, MA. He earned his Certificate in Windows NT Administration from Clark University Computer Career Institute in Braintree, MA. Minchello currently resides in Attleboro, MA. Fanning’s responsibilities as National Accounts Sales Manager include overseeing all aspects of sales and service for key accounts, facilitating organic and new sales growth, assisting in the development of sales promotion programs, and conducting customer training seminars. Prior to his new position, Fanning was the company’s Retail Manager. He previously held a number of sales positions with Cardi’s Furniture, Co. in Swansea, MA; Sports Display, Inc. in Santa Margarita in CA; and Beantown Packaging, Inc. in Easton, MA. Fanning resides in North Attleboro, MA. As Manufacturing Controller, Caffrey is responsible for system input and maintenance, bills of material, inventory control and product costing analysis. After starting his career at cmi in the position of Assistant Controller and then Controller, he rejoined the company in 2003 as Accounting Manager. Prior to his present position at cmi, he held the position of Controller at several companies, including Plastic Pipe & Supply, Inc., Cranston, RI; Eastern Felt Company, Inc. in Westerly, RI; and Mossberg Industries, Inc. in Cumberland, RI. Caffrey earned bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Computer Systems Management from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI. He resides in Warwick, RI. Domingos’ responsibilities as Retail Manager include store operations, customer service, order management and status, inventory and financial reporting. She has previously held Sales Administrator and Manufacturing Administrator positions with the company. Domingos resides in Central Falls, RI. Founded in 1977, cmi is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the home of Old Slater Mill and the birthplace of our nation’s textile industry. The company has specialized in manufacturing texture braided area rugs and accessories since its inception. cmi’s philosophy is to be the most innovative in the texture braided area rug category with the results being new colors, styles, award-winning designs, and shapes which most appeal to today’s consumer. These advances continue to demonstrate to consumers that “braided” is simply a construction process and not a style. cmi sells under its own brand name in thousands of specialty retailers and has private label programs and/or customized programs with a number of major national retailers. For more information on the company, go to www.colonialmills.com.

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