(Temple, TX, February 6, 2024) – Artcobell is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Smith as the company’s new president. Smith has served as Vice President of Operations for Artcobell since 2017.
“Kevin Smith has been instrumental in bringing Lean practices to Artcobell’s operations,” says Kevin Goldston, managing director of Artcobell’s board. “His leadership helped to prepare the company for phenomenal growth over the past six years. We look forward to his continued presence at the helm.”
Smith has spent the majority of his career in manufacturing operations, with an early introduction to Lean practices in 1992 when he formally studied the Toyota Production System under the guidance of several Sensei from Toyota of Japan.
“Many thanks to Rick Parker who has set Artcobell up for continued success,” says Smith. “I look forward to continuing the great work we do here at Artcobell to meet and exceed the needs of the rapidly evolving educational furniture market.”
Rick Parker, immediate past president of Artcobell, will continue to serve as an advisor to the company.
Artcobell is a Temple, Texas-based furniture manufacturer supporting exclusively K-12 educational environments. Built on 60+ years of manufacturing experience and led by a team of seasoned pros, Artcobell provides tools and resources, as well as a broad line of seating, work surfaces, teacher solutions, and storage built to meet the demands of K-12 teachers and students.
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