MEDIA RELEASE: Outdoor Furniture Company, Summer Classics Hires Bill Kelner as VP of Domestic Operations
Birmingham, Alabama, July 24, 2013, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Bill Kelner has been hired as VP of Domestic Operations at Summer Classics, Inc. Bill will be responsible for all Summer Classics domestic manufacturing, vendor sourcing, quality control, human resources, and distribution. Bill has vast experience in operations and HR. Prior to working at Summer Classics, Bill owned and operated 2 service businesses in Alabama and Tennessee. His career has a long history of impressive growth, beginning in operations at RTM (d.b.a. Arby’s/Mrs. Winners), and then in operations at Tacala LLC, (d.b.a. Taco Bell), the largest domestic franchisee. He was promoted from operations to National Director of Training, and again to Chief People Officer, responsible for all management development, training and resource activities. His success ultimately led him back to operations as Regional Manager, where he had a history of “turnaround” situations and impressive operations and human resource improvements.
“Bill is great at multi-unit team management, and is bringing some 6 sigma strategies to integrate into our operations.” said Bew White, III, CEO of Summer Classics. Bill says, “Summer Classics has a great program, but there are a few areas we are targeting immediately to answer some of our customers needs.”
Summer Classics is a premier innovator, manufacturer, and retailer of fine outdoor furniture in the U.S. For over a quarter century, the family owned company has aimed to delight its customers by passionately designing patio furniture from the belief that timeless designs can and will be embraced for years. Life’s best moments. Furnished.™