Kamps, Inc., a leading national pallet company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Bailey as Chief Operating Officer. Bailey’s primary role will be to oversee Kamps’ vast national operations. This includes P&L responsibility and the management of growth and operational strategy across Kamps’ multiple business units. Bailey’s employment with Kamps will commence immediately.
Bailey has more than 36 years of operations and management experience across multiple industries. This includes 14 years of senior leadership experience at Haworth, Inc., a global office furniture manufacturer, and 20 years of experience at General Motors.
At Haworth, he served as Vice President of Global Operations and most recently as Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Bailey assumed P&L responsibility for Haworth’s North American sector, while maintaining global responsibility for various business operations ranging from Supply Chain and Customer Service to Information Systems. During his time at Haworth, Bailey successfully oversaw new product and category launches, large-scale operations restructuring, and drove industry-leading market share growth for the company.
“We are pleased and excited that Kevin has joined our team,” said Mitchell Kamps, Kamps, Inc. president. “The depth and breadth of his operational experience, combined with his passion for continuous improvement, aligns perfectly with the operational and service excellence we relentlessly pursue to bring to our customers every day.”
“I am extremely excited to join Kamps and be part of the team that is driving industry-leading growth through its employees’ focus on customer satisfaction,” Bailey added.
Bailey has a strong background in supply chain management, continuous improvement, and team building. He will use his vast background in operations and leadership to drive the next stage of growth at Kamps; a company whose reputation of best-in-class customer service is largely reliant on operational excellence and having a strong customer-centric culture. Bailey is a graduate of Michigan State University, a six-sigma practitioner, and holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue.
About Kamps, Inc.
Kamps, Inc. is a full-service national pallet company that has been delivering innovative pallet services to customers since 1973. Kamps specializes in supplying high-quality wooden pallets, comprehensive pallet recycling services, and total pallet management services to diverse supply chains across the nation. With over 400 locations in its pallet network and over 50 asset-based locations, Kamps is the national leader in customer-centric pallet solutions.