Blu® Homes Welcomes Woody Bell as Senior Vice President of Operations
With over thirty years home manufacturing experience, Bell joins Blu Homes to ramp up production to respond to rapidly growing demand.
SAN FRANCISCO and WALTHAM, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —
Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), the leading builder of beautiful, precision-engineered, green prefab homes, announced today that Woody Bell has been named senior vice president of operations. In his new role, Bell will oversee manufacturing at Blu’s Vallejo, California factory, a state-of-the-art 250,000 square-foot facility located in a former naval shipyard.
With over three decades of experience overseeing high performance modular home production facilities, Bell has earned a reputation for increasing factory efficiencies, providing faster completion times and ensuring superior quality control resulting in greater value for the homeowner and easier planning and construction for developers. As Blu Homes’ senior vice president of operations, Bell will work out of Blu’s Vallejo, California factory, where he will be responsible for supervising all manufacturing and supply chain elements.
Blu Homes co-founder and CEO Bill Haney noted, “Woody is a valuable addition to Blu Homes’ executive team as Blu heads into a period of aggressive growth. Given his experience overseeing 19 plants, we know he will further enhance Blu’s factory and operational efficiencies while ramping up production volume.”
Most recently Bell served as vice president of operations at Nationwide Homes, a leading builder of high performance modular homes for single family and multi-family residences, commercial structures and remodeling additions. Prior to his work at Nationwide Homes, Bell spent 15 years at Palm Harbor Homes in a variety of roles, including division president, executive vice president and president of manufacturing. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Managerial Accounting from Colorado State University.
Bell has wide-ranging experience planning and leading operations in single and multiple plant business environments. His areas of expertise include policy and procedure development, profit and loss accountability, regulatory compliance and quality improvement and customer satisfaction improvement.
Commenting on his new position at Blu Homes, Bell said, “I’ve been a fan of Blu Homes’ architect-designed, green homes since the company launched five years ago. I’m honored to work with Blu to help enhance operations in order to give more American families the opportunity to live in a beautifully designed, precision-built, healthy home.”
About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built prefab homes in North America. Built in its own 250,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California, Blu’s inspired and nationally recognized homes can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and the Pacific Coast. Blu’s proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; ship efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Blu homes are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, and are much stronger than conventional construction. Visit www.bluhomes.com. Blu is also the proud builder of the Sunset magazine 2012 Idea House in Healdsburg, California. For more information on the Sunset Idea House, click here.
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