MCD Innovations Announces Key Staff Moves

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February 21, 2011 by   Comments Off on MCD Innovations Announces Key Staff Moves

MCD Innovations, manufacturer of the American Duo Shade System, has announced a key promotion and the hiring of strategic personnel.

According to a news release from the McKinney, Texas-based company:

Travis Townsley

Travis Townsley

Travis Townsley has been promoted to the position of senior RV market manager. His overall responsibilities will include working with RV OEMs, guiding the MCD Dealer Development Program and coordinating the company’s presence at RV rallies and shows across the country.

Townsley has been involved in product development and engineering for MCD since 2003 and over the years has worked closely with a number of RV manufacturers to incorporate MCD products into their units. In his new position, he will also be responsible for introducing new products to the RV marketplace and assisting manufacturers in selecting the best shade options for each model.

Ed MacDonald has joined MCD as vice president of engineering. With his 20-plus years of engineering background, including product design into and for the aviation and high security electronics fields, MacDonald brings a wealth of experience and expertise to MCD Innovations.

MacDonald will be responsible for directing and expanding MCD’s engineering department as the company continues to develop new, state-of-the-art products for the RV market. In his prior position as senior vice president of engineering with Armor Safe LLC, MacDonald was responsible for overseeing a broad range of projects from mechanical applications to software to electro-mechanical systems.
Carmen Gore being named purchasing manager for MCD. Gore brings 20 years of purchasing experience to the company and, as the head of the purchasing group, she will be responsible for inventory control, sourcing and vendor relationships. She is certified in supply chain management, lean manufacturing, strategic purchasing and value stream mapping in addition to a number of others.

In her prior position with Luminator LTG, Gore was primarily responsible for sourcing and purchasing highly technical items utilized in the aviation and mass transit industries.

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