October 13, 2016 – North Berwick, ME – Hussey Seating Company, one of Maine's longest running family businesses has announced the recent installation of Letitia Hussey Beauregard as Board Chair, Gary Merrill as President and CEO, and Sean O'Leary as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. These moves are part of a carefully developed transition plan to fill leadership vacancies created by the recent passing of Board Chair, President and CEO Timothy B. Hussey and the retirement of longtime VP of Sales and Marketing Jack Rogers.
So said Leon Tanguay, a WW II veteran who spent nine months in a POW camp. Leon laid a rose of dedication on our Chair of Honor, in the Hussey Seating showroom yesterday.
I will admit I had "shivers" as well, being moved, as I felt the appreciation of so many veterans who attended our Dedication Ceremony yesterday.
Wow. This is indeed a Wow... Congratulations to all, including our customers and partners on this project - Cianbro, Sink Combs, City of Bangor, Global Spectrum, and more. We are proud to show off our latest product innovations at this exciting facility, our MXP Telescopic Platform and our Forward-Fold Quattro chairs. And we are delighted to be part of such an exciting project right here in our GREAT state of Maine!
My friends and I have always thought of summer as a universal time of relaxation. From our perspective of long beach days and late night ice cream runs, we have always doubted the idea that anything productive can be accomplished during these ten blissful weeks anywhere in the world. This remains true this summer; when the sun is shining and the ocean is constantly calling our names, why would anything get done?
No, not a new iPhone or another version of iTunes. This “new generation” is much closer to home. In fact, if you are here in North Berwick, you’ve probably already seen them. And by them, I mean us.
It’s summer time here in Maine, and that means the seventh generation of Hussey’s is out of school and ready to work. This summer there are four of us from the “G7” here on campus. We can be seen anywhere from sleepily walking in to work to invading the break room during lunch. Our mean age is 17.5, and our work experience is… well, let’s just say this is a learning experience.