FloraCraft®, the world’s leading manufacturer of craft and floral foam products, announced an addition to its leadership team with the promotion of Annie O’Connor to vice president of supply chain.
O’Connor, who has been with the company since 2002, previously served as director of demand planning and supply chain since 2018. In her new role, she will provide corporate oversight of FloraCraft’s Pomona, California facility plus all global product flow — including purchasing, import compliance, logistics, distribution, customer care and Amazon fulfillment.
“Annie is an exceptional leader and role model who exhibits all of the best qualities both inside and outside our organization,” said COO Steve Carlson. “I’ve had the privilege of working with her for the last 18 years and, during that time, she has excelled in every position she has held.
“As a supplier to many of the largest retailers in the world, the expectations of our customers are extraordinarily high. Annie deeply understands that driving down costs in the supply chain, while maintaining exceptional service levels, allows us to ‘Make It: Fun’ for millions of households every year.”
In May, O’Connor was named to the 2019 Future Five class by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce. The accolade recognizes five professionals, ages 21 to 40 nominated by their peers in the community, who are influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Mason County through professional accomplishments and community involvement.
“I am so excited to step into this new role and am grateful to the leadership team at FloraCraft for this opportunity,” said O’Connor. “I am fortunate to have worked at a fantastic company for nearly 20 years that values its employees and their growth. I look forward to being a part of a strong, talented leadership team that is dedicated to the advancement of the company, its employees, suppliers and consumers.”
O’Connor, a native of Ludington, holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and logistics management from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in strategic management from Davenport University.