Samsung Announces New Plant Manager for Newberry County Facility

Plant manager takes charge as home appliance facility prepares for production

Newberry, S.C. – Today, Samsung Electronics Home Appliance America announced the addition of Tony Fraley as plant manager for the Newberry County facility. Fraley is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing home appliances.

“Tony Fraley has a long history in the premium home appliance industry,” said John Herrington, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Home Appliance division for Samsung Electronics America.  “Tony’s experience and leadership background will help move our Newberry County facility forward as we look to continue to expand in the United States.”

Tony Fraley as plant manager for the Newberry County facility

Tony Fraley, plant manager of the Newberry County facility for Samsung Electronics America.

Prior to joining the Samsung South Carolina team, Fraley served in senior director-level leadership positions for another global home appliances provider.

“Since I’ve joined Samsung, I’ve witnessed the power and potential of the local workforce,” said Fraley. “It is an honor to lead this facility and build a talented team to produce premium home appliances right here in Newberry County, South Carolina.”

Samsung will invest $380 million into the Newberry County facility and plans to create 954 jobs by 2020, with production to start in the first quarter of 2018. To date, more than 350 people have been hired to join Samsung’s Newberry facility.

A native of Tennessee, Fraley received both his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. Fraley and his family reside in Huntersville, North Carolina, which is a suburb of Charlotte. He is married to Tracey and they have four children.

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Samsung Home Appliance Manufacturing Plant Video


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Brenna Eller

(Corporate Communications (US))

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