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James Kennedy Appointed VP, Operations, Baker Knapp & Tubbs

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Baker Knapp & Tubbs announced that James Kennedy has been named vice president, operations – Baker Knapp & Tubbs. In this position, Kennedy will be responsible for all domestic and international manufacturing, distribution, customer service, engineering and facilities. Kennedy will report to Kevin Ward, president – Baker Knapp & Tubbs. “We are very fortunate to have an industry leader such as James joining our team,” said Ward. “He brings demonstrated success and solid knowledge to this position.” Prior to joining Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Kennedy was vice president of Supply Chain Management at HDM Furniture. Kennedy has also held positions at Henredon Furniture including most recently vice president of Manufacturing and director of Manufacturing Operations. Prior to his work at HDM Furniture and Henredon, Kennedy was an industrial engineer at American Drew Furniture. Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in furniture manufacturing and management and industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc. includes Baker furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms, and Baker Stores. Along with McGuire Furniture Company, Ann Sacks tile, stone and plumbing company and Kallista plumbing, it is part of the Kohler Interiors Group and wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath designs. Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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