Case goods manufacturer Legends Furniture announced that it is adding eight new members to their Information Technology, Operations and the Marketing departments.
The first addition is Deb Polakowski. She’s been consulting for the Legends for 3 ½ years and has been brought on as the permanent IT Director to continue expanding the company’s technology. Her work as consultant has proved invaluable by fully automating the current systems and building a propriety EDI system that now allows Legends to interchange electronic data between customers and warehouses. Deb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and has extensive experience in Software development. She’s also worked with several manufacturing companies during her career, so that prepared her for her new role.
Also added to the IT department is Aaron Smith. Aaron is the DevOps Engineer and his primary focus has been developing and maintaining the Legends proprietary software solutions system. He’s also been writing code so the old legacy system and the new one can communicate and work together. He has a degree in Computer Systems Engineering and he had a very exciting Internship at the Space and Warfare Development Center (SPAWAR) in the Cybersecurity Division. It was very hush, hush so he couldn’t give the details.
For the Operations department, Jawed (JJ) Jessani is the new Senior Operations Manager. He’s responsible for all shipping and warehouse functions at their State-of-the-Art facility in Tolleson Arizona. Since he’s been with the company, he’s updated most of the warehouse and scheduling processes that has significantly upgraded the company’s structure. JJ also has 30 years’ experience in warehousing and scheduling and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.
Next, Justin Miller has been an incredible addition as Operations Analyst. He’s been focusing on logistics, product life cycles and business analytics. He’s been streamlining the import product division and helping analyze the company’s inventory and business statistics to help Legends make the best data driven decisions possible. Justin recently graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and has 13 years of aerospace manufacturing experience.
The most recent addition to Operations was Ashley Robens as Shipping Clerk. She’s responsible for fielding all daily phone, fax, internet orders and emails directed to Shipping Department. Verifies all incoming and outgoing shipments. Audits all manifests, invoices and orders for accuracy and conducts weekly inventory checks.
Besides the IT and Operations departments, the Marketing group had opportunities for growth as well. The first addition was Josh Nuhn as Creative Lead. He produces all Marketing presentations, ads and digital assets the company depends on to promote their products and brand. In addition to Creative projects, he’s been essential to the business by managing and maintaining the company’s online catalog and sales portals. He’s also been a project manager for Greentouch, a product development endeavor for the company. Josh has extensive experience in both photography and graphics and has a great portfolio to show off his talents.
Next Cyndi Dart, as the new Marketing Manager will be responsible for all aspects of Marketing for the company ranging from strategy, research, marketing collateral, account relationships, digital and more. She has 20 years of manufacturing experience in the beauty industry and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Finance.
Lastly, to support the new members, Esmeralda joined Legends as the Human Recourses Assistant. She coordinates new hire paperwork, enrolls employees with benefits and does several general HR duties.
“We’re thrilled to have these amazing new team members added to the family and with their energy, experience and expertise in their fields, Legends has a bright and explosive future.
About Legends Furniture: A recognized leader in the entertainment category since 1990, Legends Furniture has expanded its offerings to include made in USA products and imports in a full range of categories and styles, including mattress brand Remedy Sleep. Legends Furniture is sold through a large and growing base of retail partners across the nation and abroad. The company’s headquarters in Phoenix, AZ area includes a manufacturing and warehouse facility with additional warehouses in North Carolina and Vietnam. Legends Furniture has showrooms in High Point, NC in the IHFC, C-601 and in Las Vegas, NV in A-646.