Cresent Fine Furniture Strengthens Operations Team

Tow long-time employees appointed to vice president positions
January 19, 2017Press Release

CresentHamlinMcCullenFULLLeft, Andy Hamlin; right, Jason McCullen
GALLATIN, Tenn. – In a strategic move to strengthen operations in both its domestic and Asian operations, Cresent Fine Furniture, leading supplier of solid wood bedroom and casual dining furniture, has promoted two valued employees to vice president positions.

Jason McCullen has been named vice president of U.S. operations and will remain in the company’s Gallatin, Tenn., headquarters. Andy Hamlin has been named vice president of Asian operations for the company and is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

“Both Jason and Andy are critical to keeping our product flowing from our factory in Vietnam to our warehouses in Tennessee and Vietnam, and then on to our retail partners,” said Jody Condra, CEO. “Their expertise in quality control, supply chain management and overall logistics have been critical to the success of our business model.”

McCullen has been part of the Cresent family for nearly 30 years, joining the company during high school through a Co-Operative Education Program with the local high school. In his early days with the company, he swept and cleaned machinery. For many years McCullen was Cresent’s lead production engineer, and for the last 10 years has managed Cresent’s logistics and traffic among other duties. McCullen is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and lives in Gallatin, Tenn., with his family.

In his new position, McCullen reports to Taylor Condra, Cresent president and COO.

“Throughout his nearly 30 years with Cresent, Jason has become known for his adaptability, dedication to excellence, and capable leadership,” Taylor Condra said. “He is the guy everybody wants on their team, and I am glad that he is on ours as our new vice president of U.S. operations.”

Hamlin has been with Cresent since 2009 as country manager for the company’s Vietnam operations. In his new position as vice president of Asian operations, Hamlin is responsible for quality control and factory and supply chain management. He supervises Cresent’s quality control and the company’s office teams in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

A 32-year veteran of the furniture industry, Hamlin started his industry career as product engineer and machine room supervisor for Young Manufacturing Co. He held various positions with Lexington Home Brands, including plant manager and new product project manager. In 2005, Hamlin relocated to Asia as technical director for Outlook International China and country manager for the company’s Vietnam operations. In 2007, Hamlin was named supply chain manager for Home Meridian International.

In his new position, Hamlin reports to Jody Condra.

“Andy is a proven member of the Cresent quality control and logistics team,” he said. “His experience in Asian operations has been invaluable to our growth over the last several years. We rely on Andy’s expertise to ensure quality in our products and the seamless flow of product.”

A graduate of N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Hamlin lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with his family.

 

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