Senior technology executive to help lead company’s next growth phase
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — June 6, 2016 — Surya has named Kevin Westerhouse to the position of chief operating officer (COO). A business leader with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise project management, supply chain optimization, logistics, human resources and IT, Westerhouse will focus on developing and implementing organization-wide programs and processes to help Surya optimize and scale its operations as the company continues to expand its presence within the home furnishings industry.
Westerhouse most recently served as COO for Iron Mountain Fulfillment Services, a division of Iron Mountain (formerly Comac, Inc.), the nation’s largest enterprise information management services company. In this capacity, he managed a 240-member team and was responsible for all North American fulfillment planning and execution functions for six distribution centers. Prior to that, he held multiple operations positions at Comac, including managing director/general manager and director of corporate operations.
“During his career, Kevin has built a solid reputation for effectively aligning with and executing upon key business initiatives to generate long-term results,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “His broad expertise and proven record for leading high performance work teams along with an ability to drive company-wide improvements will be instrumental in elevating Surya to the next level. We’re excited to welcome Kevin to the Surya team.”
In his new role, Westerhouse will oversee Surya’s day-to-day operations and core functional areas, including customer care, human resources, IT, inventory, logistics and facility management.
“When I look at Surya, I see an agile organization that embraces risks and acts on opportunities,” said Kevin Westerhouse, COO, Surya. “Satya Tiwari and the rest of the Surya team are passionate about helping their customers succeed and are committed to delivering the highest caliber products and services possible. I look forward to being an integral contributor to Surya’s continued growth and evolution.”
Westerhouse will report to Surya President Satya Tiwari and will be based out of the company’s newly opened Cartersville, Ga., headquarters.
Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating home accessories for a broad range of lifestyles and budgets. An expert at translating the latest apparel and interior design trends, Surya artfully combines color, pattern and texture to offer more than 50,000 fashion forward products, including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding. The brand also provides innovative display, merchandising and training solutions to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories.Surya has showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point, Las Vegas, Mexico City, New Delhi and Toronto. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.