Management

HSM names 2 directors for innovation center

Posted on November 14, 2013

HICKORY, N.C. — HSM, which provides integrated solutions for the transportation industry and other markets, has named two directors of its Corporate Innovation and Technology Center (CI&T) here.

Scott Beatty is the new CI&T director of design services, and Jim Cardinale has been hired as CI&T director of 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 and Cardinale will report to Gregg Greulich, corporate vice president of innovation and technology.

“We are thrilled to welcome Scott and Jim to our R&D team,” Greulich said. “The combined 46 years of experience that they bring to our organization will better equip us to offer customers both innovative and integrated solutions, grounded in the latest design and engineering technologies.”

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