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Bogner joins American OEM as COO

Burns, Tenn.—American OEM has added Harry Bogner as chief operations officer. Beginning April 2, Bogner is responsible for the manufacturing plant and design center, reporting directly to Don Finkell, the company’s CEO.

“Bringing Harry on will have a tremendously positive impact on our business in very short order,” said Finkell. “His knowledge of engineered hardwood manufacturing and operations, as well as his entrepreneurial spirit, make him a perfect fit for our team and culture.”

Bogner is equally excited for the new venture, stating, “The opportunity to work for American OEM, a company committed to the sustainability of American hardwood and manufacturing in America, is exciting. It is an honor to be a part of the team and I anticipate fresh opportunities, growth and a bright future ahead for American OEM.”

Bringing 14 years of industry experience to his new role, Bogner has served in senior manufacturing and operations positions at both Mohawk and Armstrong. His background includes extensive plant management in engineered and solid hardwood flooring, overseeing both domestic and international facilities. He also brings logistical and financial experience from outside of the wood industry, working as general manager for Sunbeam and holding an accounting position at General Electric Plastics.