Summer Infant appoints new COO

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Summer Infant has named David Hemendinger as its new COO.

In his new role, Hemendinger will be responsible for assuring that the company's operational infrastructure in its information systems and supply chain effectively and efficiently supports the company's business and growth initiatives, Summer Infant said. He replaces Summer Infant COO Jeffery Hale.

"As a former executive at a number of high level companies, David has demonstrated his experience as a strategist and creative problem solver," Summer Infant chairman and CEO Jason Macari said. "His innovative solutions which combine process change with the right technology have helped his organizations achieve phenomenal results; he also has extensive knowledge of product design, development, manufacturing, and quality control. David is a strong leader, a team builder, and an excellent cultural fit for our business. We look forward to working with David and believe his contributions in this new role will be instrumental as we work to fine-tune our operations to ensure Summer Infant's successful business development and profitability."

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