Heritage Sleep Concepts Adds Two to Management Team

Heritage Sleep Concepts, a mattress manufacturer and licensee of the Eclipse International and Eastman House brands since 2015, has added industry veteran Bob Ashburn to its board of directors. Ashburn serves as the Rome, Georgia-based company’s executive vice president of sales and has a long relationship working with the Spears family, owners of Heritage Sleep. […]

Mattress Development Hires Thomas Rehwinkel Sales VP

Mattress Development Co., the licensor and a manufacturer of the Eclipse International and Eastman House bed brands, has hired industry veteran Thomas Rehwinkel as vice president of sales and marketing. He reports to Stuart Carlitz, chief executive officer of the licensing group and principal of parent company Bedding Industries of America, with headquarters in North […]

King Koil Helps Retailers with Digital Marketing

Mattress licensing group King Koil has developed a digital marketing program to assist King Koil retailers with website development and search engine optimization. A team of digital specialists at its headquarters in Willowbrook, Illinois, built and now administer the offering, which retailers can subscribe to, starting at $299 per month. Other program products and features […]

Serta Simmons Expands Manufacturing Footprint, Matches Retailers’ Ad Spending

Mattress manufacturing major Serta Simmons Bedding LLC is investing more than $100 million in new manufacturing plants and a multiyear advertising strategy, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based company.  In 2017, Serta Simmons will add four large facilities to its existing network of more than 30 plants. The buildings are complete and the […]

Tempur Sealy Beats Analysts’ Expectations in 4th Quarter

Mattress major Tempur Sealy International Inc. reported net income for full-year 2016 was $202.1 million, a 175% increase compared with 2015. Using generally accepted accounting principles, total net sales decreased slightly, by 0.8%, to $3.1 billion. On a constant currency basis, total net sales increased 0.7%, with growth in both the North American and international […]

Alexium Names Dirk Van Hyning CEO, Assigns Nicolas Clark to New Role

Specialty chemical supplier Alexium International Group Ltd., with world headquarters in Perth, Australia, and U.S. operations in Greer, South Carolina, has promoted Dirk Van Hyning to chief executive officer, effective June 30. Currently deputy CEO and president, Van Hyning replaces Nicolas Clark, who remains on the board of directors and assumes the new role of […]

Consumer Products Pro Ed Cooper Joins Corsicana Mattress Co.

Consumer Products Pro Ed Cooper Joins Corsicana Mattress Co.

Mattress manufacturer Corsicana Mattress Co. has hired Ed Cooper to the new position of executive vice president of sales, marketing and branding. He is responsible for the development and execution of the Corsicana, Texas-based company’s strategic plan as it relates to sales, product development, marketing, training and communications. One of his first assignments was guiding Corsicana’s rebranding and […]

Alvaro Jiron Rojas, Scion of Costa Rica’s Colchones Jiron, Dies

Alvaro Jiron Rojas, Scion of Costa Rica’s Colchones Jiron, Dies

Alvaro Jiron Rojas, president of family-owned Costa Rican manufacturing major Colchones Jiron, died Jan. 30 following a sudden illness. He was 80. Jiron Rojas spent his entire career in bedding, joining his father at the San Jose-based mattress maker founded by his grandparents while still in his early teens. He worked his way up, eventually […]

Storis Makes 100 Best Places to Work List

Retail software provider Storis, with headquarters in Mount Arlington, New Jersey, was named by business magazine NJBIZ one of the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey for 2017. Storis, which employs 116 people, was recognized, along with 64 other companies in the small to medium category of best places to work and 35 […]

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