Mattress producer International Bedding Corp. has named Jeff Maillet as chief executive officer of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.–based company. He replaces Tony Smith, who has left IBC to lead U.S. sales and Canadian operations for Simmons Bedding Co.
Maillet, a member of IBC’s board for the past three years, has extensive Wall Street experience, according to the company.
“Jeff combines a global approach and a proven track record of driving shareholder value with knowledge of the bedding industry,” IBC said in a news release announcing the appointment. “Under his guidance, IBC is poised to grow its business domestically and internationally.”
“I am honored to lead International Bedding to the next level and am confident in the company’s continued leadership in key markets, as well as our ongoing commitment to innovation,” Maillet said. “My partners here at IBC represent some of the finest sales and marketing, manufacturing and operations managers in the bedding industry.”
IBC has five U.S. manufacturing facilities where it produces brands including Europa, Miralux, Origins, the IB Classic Collection, American*Pedic and the Dr. Breus Bed.