TAMPA, Fla.–Nearly three weeks after the resignation of its chief executive officer, Bob Hellyer, Spring Air has restructured its management.
The company has named Steve Cumbow, chief operating officer, as interim chief executive officer. Kevin Damewood, who was executive vice president of sales and marketing and who assumed Hellyer’s CEO responsibilities with Cumbow after Hellyer’s resignation, has left the company. Also, Al Podratsky, senior vice president of supply-chain management, and Greg Moore, vice president of human resources, have departed.
The company is still searching for a permanent CEO.
Katie Sems, director of human resources, has succeeded Moore. Damewood and Podratsky will not be succeeded. In a statement issued by Spring Air, Cumbow said that “with the new, decentralized structure, some senior positions had either significantly changed or were no longer necessary.”
Under the new system, according to the statement, the manufacturing plant managers will now have “a reporting relationship” to the company’s regional sales heads, in addition to reporting to Jan Wettergren, senior vice president of manufacturing. Charles Dietiker has become senior vice president of sales for the Northwest, with the company’s facilities in Lacey, Wash., and Salt Lake City reporting to him. Howard Galant has become senior vice president of sales for California, responsible for the Los Angeles plant. Chad Megard has become senior vice president of sales for the Midwest, with the facilities in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas under his direction. Robert Patten is now senior vice president of sales for the Eastern region, overseeing the plants in Chelsea, Mass.; New Brunswick, N.J.; Atlanta; and here.