Mattress maker Kingsdown has named Peter Schmidt regional vice president of sales for the central United States. The position is a new one for the Mebane, N.C.–based company.
Schmidt joins Kingsdown from Tempur–Pedic, where he served as a divisional vice president. Prior to that, he held a range of sales and marketing management positions in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.
“We are very pleased to have Peter as the newest member of our Kingsdown management team,” said Chris Henning, president of North America sales. “He brings extensive industry experience, as well as proven leadership.”
Schmidt’s responsibilities include expanding the company’s customer base in the central United States, growing business with existing accounts and overseeing sales team development. He reports to Henning.