SOUTHERN IMPERIAL, INC. NAMES NEW V.P. OF OPERATIONS
Paul Quinn Named Vice President, Operations.
Rockford, Ill. – Paul Quinn joins Southern Imperial, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of best-inclass fixture and display solutions for the retail industry, as Vice President, Operations. Paul will be responsible for all manufacturing, quality, logistics, customer service and purchasing activities of Southern Imperial’s Rockford metal fabrication operation, as well as the Sunbelt plastics extrusion operation in Georgia.
Paul comes to Southern Imperial with 25 years of high volume, household products manufacturing and supply chain experience. In 1991, Paul joined The Clorox Company and spent seven years in manufacturing planning and production supervisory roles of increasing responsibility. In 1998, Paul left Clorox to accept a position with Freudenberg Household Products (FHP). During Paul's nine years at FHP, he was factory manager, senior manager of supply chain and operations, and director of manufacturing for this global manufacturer of leading household cleaning products. In 2006, Paul joined Newell- Rubbermaid and spent eight years at Newell as manufacturing executive, leading all manufacturing and supply chain activities for the Shur-line family of painting products, as well as the Irwin Industrial Tools business.
Paul is a graduate of Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Additionally, Paul spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a Commissioned Officer, having served in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
“We are excited to welcome Paul to the Southern Imperial team,” said Steven Vandemore, CEO and President of Southern Imperial. “This is another big step forward in our quest to deliver on our promises to customers, suppliers, employee-owners, and all our other key stakeholders.”
About Southern Imperial Inc.
Southern Imperial, Inc. of Rockford, IL, with factories in Centerville, GA and Xiamen, China, is the
industry’s leading manufacturer of store fixture hardware and retail display solutions – delivering proven
results and influencing point-‐of-‐purchase for the nation’s top retailers and their suppliers. For more
information about Southern Imperial, visit www.southernimperial.com or call toll free (800) 747-‐4665.
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