Earnie Gates

Sr. Director of Operations

Earnie started his career with Ashley in 1994 as an assembly line employee. In 1995 he moved to Arcadia WI to help with the startup of the upholstery manufacturing operation there where he was promoted to the quality manager. After 2.5 years in WI he was moved to Pomona CA to be the Plant Manager until he had the opportunity to move back to MS, when he came back to MS he was a part of the startup of the Ripley where he was the production manager for 2.5 years. Then was moved back to Ecru as the production Manager for a few years before being promoted to the Director of Operations for the Ecru Facility. In 2019 Earnie was promoted to the Sr. Director of Operations for all MS Operations for the Ecru and Ripley Upholstery facilities along with the Saltillo Bedding Facility. Appointed to the MMA Board as an At-large Board member August 2019.