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HSM Names Two Directors for Technology Center

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November 11, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

HSM Solutions has named two directors at its Corporate Innovation and Technology Center (CI&T) in Hickory. According to a press release, Scott Beatty is the new CI&T director of design services and Jim Cardinale has been hired as CI&T director furniture solutions.

In his new position, Beatty oversees all product design and development for HSM’s four business units, including responsibility for new product testing, prototyping and validation. He also manages resources to ensure adherence to HSM’s new product development process.

As director of CI&T/innovation for furniture products, Cardinale manages engineering research and development activities for new and existing products in the furniture business unit. This includes product design, development, testing prototype/validation and manufacturability.

“Earlier this year, when we announced the company’s migration from a components supplier to a supplier of integrated solutions with a market-focused strategy, we also explained we were going to place greater emphasis on research and development by increasing our engineering staff and leveraging our new Corporate Innovation and Technology Center,” said Dwayne Welch, HSM executive vice president chief marketing and innovation officer. “The addition of Scott and Jim supports the build-out of the center and enhances our research and development capabilities at HSM.”

Beatty comes to his new position with more than 28 years of engineering and leadership experience, most recently employed as director of program management with Jarden Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton, Fla. Cardinale, an 18-year veteran, was employed as a product development director with Smith Brothers of Berne, Inc., Berne, Ind., before joining HSM.

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