Man behind “Big Tom”‘s $5,000-a-year cabinetry factory in the San Francisco Bay Area will leave the company this month.
Robert Murphy left the company on July 7 to become head of the company’s production unit.
He was hired in February to lead the development and manufacture of products such as the “Cabinet”, “Paintball” and “Rifle” models.
Murphy, who grew up in a family of cabinetry professionals, said he was “heartbroken” to leave the San Jose-based company, which he said he has been “honored to serve.”
“We were so proud of the quality and creativity we created with our products,” Murphy told The Associated Press.
The company, with offices in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose, employs about 1,000 people, according to its website. “
I wish I could give them a hug and tell them I’m sorry.”
The company, with offices in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose, employs about 1,000 people, according to its website.
Murphy said his departure was a “personal one” but said he had planned to stay on to lead operations.
The company said Murphy was expected to retire on August 6.
He joined the company in 1997, according, to the company.