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William Clouse Joins Classic Brands As Chief Operating Officer

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Article Summary: At Classic, he will work to maximize product implementation, outsourcing initiatives, supply chain/purchasing and production process improvements.





Classic Brands announced that it has hired William Clouse as Chief Operating Officer. At Classic, he will work to maximize product implementation, outsourcing initiatives, supply chain/purchasing and production process improvements.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to our management team and look forward to working with him to build a successful cross-functional team as our business continues to grow,” said Michael Zippelli, CEO.

Clouse comes to Classic Brands with 25 years of "hands on" general management experience in the service, manufacturing, distribution and e-commerce industries with emphasis in leadership, customer service, finance, manufacturing, operations and overseas sourcing. Significant accomplishments include: successful new business unit start-ups, ability to work/manage fast paced and diverse work environments, team building, mentoring and developing people are key attributes to his successful career. He has worked for companies such as Amazon.com, GSI Commerce, Majestic Athletic, GearForSports and Cintas.

Bill is married to Elisha, who is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and they have two young children. He enjoys time with his family, coaching little league baseball, basketball and golf. Currently residing in Indiana, they hope to relocate to the Baltimore area in the near future. Bill graduated from Wichita State University with his Bachelors and achieved All-American Athletic accomplishments. He received his Masters in Management from Pittsburg State University and his MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri, KC.

ABOUT CLASSIC BRANDS: Classic Brands uses the finest materials from around the world including all-natural and high-performance covers, Talalay and Dunlop latex, visco elastic memory foam and gel-infused memory foam. Classic’s line of visco elastic memory foam and latex mattresses, with various luxurious constructions, represents the fastest growing segment of the bedding market.
Classic Brands is committed to being on the cutting edge of designing and producing innovative products for people to sleep healthier. Their sleep systems are designed to help you get the maximum benefit out of each night of sleep. For more information, visit www.classicmattress.com.

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