Springs Baby division to lose chief
June 25, 2001,
Clarence McMerty, president of Springs Industries' Baby Products division, announced his retirement after almost three decades in the home textiles industry.
Replacing him will be Kevin Carlisle, formerly vp, marketing services, bed and bath, who will be named vp/gm, Baby Products. Carlisle joined Springs in 1995 as vp, market planning and has also served in various marketing, strategic planning and merchandising positions for the bedding and diversified products divisions. He was named vp, marketing services in 1998 and has had responsibility for product packaging, point-of-purchase, licensing and marketing support for bed and bath products. Part of Carlisle's new responsibilities will be to continue to integrate the sales teams of baby products with Springs account teams.