Mattress industry veteran Chris Henning has been named senior vice president of strategic planning and business development for licensing group Comfort Solutions. It’s a new position for the company, which has headquarters in Willowbrook, Ill.
Henning’s primary focus is on business development with major national and regional accounts. As part of the company’s executive team, he also is involved in marketing, merchandising and strategic planning. He reports to David Binke, Comfort Solutions executive vice president of sales.
“Chris brings our company decades of valuable industry experience and leadership, as well as an excellent reputation for his accomplishments in marketing, merchandising, sales and strategy,” said Dave Roberts, Comfort Solutions president. “As we strategically position Comfort Solutions for the long term, we know that Chris’ outstanding record of success in the mattress business will play an integral role in our continued development and growth.”
Most recently, Henning was president of North American sales at Kingsdown. Prior to that, he spent five years at Tempur–Pedic as vice president of sales for the western region and then as president of Tempur–Pedic’s retail division. Earlier in his career, Henning held executive sales positions at International Bedding Corp. and Simmons Bedding Co.