In a step to bolster its production, quality, and customer service departments, Confluence Watersports announces the hiring of Technical Director Bill Page, Plant Manager Keith Butdorf, and the restructuring and expansion of its customer service department.
hiring of Bill and Keith and the restructuring of our customer service
department are just the beginning of several announcements that I hope
to make over the next few months as we work to improve our business,"
said Tom Nathanson, Confluence Watersports acting CEO.
Since joining the company
at the end of June, Nathanson has expanded the customer service
department by 40 percent and restructured the department to better
handle consumer and retail partner requests. The department will
continue to report to the Director of Customer Service and Logistics
Bob Herring, but will now fall under the control of Marketing and Sales
and overseen by Kelley Woolsey, EVP of Marketing and Sales.
customer service department had previously been under the
responsibility of operations, which Herring will continue to be
involved with in his additional role in distribution and logistics.
Dolly Jackson has been promoted to Customer Service Manager and Adam
Ott to Assistant Supervisor. Combined they have 15 years of experience
in the industry.
Page, who has over 27 years of rotational
molding experience, joins Confluence from Norstar Aluminum Inc., a
rotational mold manufacturer based in Cedarburg, WI, where he was plant
manager. Page's experience prior to Norstar included 10 years with
Flexible Flyer as VP of Operations, and another 10 years with
playground equipment manufacturer GameTime in the same capacity.
was most recently the plant manager for SR Plastics, a custom
injection-molding and assembly manufacturer based in Elberton, GA.
Butdorf began his career with Owens-Corning where he spent 15 years in
various plant and corporate positions. Prior to SR Plastics, Butdorf
had been a plant manager at various molding operations including
PreTech, a division of Precision-Valve Corp based in Travelers Rest, SC.
With Butdorf joining the company as plant manger, current Plant Manager Daniel Hughes transitions to Materials Manager.
About Confluence Holdings Corp.
Holdings Corp, the premier paddlesports company in the world,
manufactures and distributes water sports equipment in Easley, SC. The
Confluence family of brands include Mad River Canoe®, Wilderness Systems® touring and recreational kayaks, Wave Sport® whitewater kayaks, and Dagger® touring and whitewater kayaks, Perception® touring and whitewater kayaks, Mainstream® recreational kayaks, Harmony® paddlesports accessories and AT Paddles®.
The company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Confluence Watersports Canada,
Inc., distributes all the brands in Canada. For more information visit
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