Mattress manufacturer and Englander licensee Fraenkel Co. has promoted Brian Akchin to president and chief executive officer. He previously was executive vice president and chief operating officer. Akchin joined the company as a summer employee in the warehouse in 1976. In 1978, the joined the company full time. Since then, Akchin says, he’s held virtually every job at the Baton Rogue, La.–based company. Recently, Fraenkel joined other Englander licensees in buying the England brand back from La–Z–Boy.