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Samsung Names Newberry Plant Manager

Nov 16, 2017 02:32PM ● By Kathleen Maris

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.”

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

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.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.:

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit For the latest Samsung news, please visit and follow us@SamsungNewsUS.