Roles change at Southerland as Corbin departs

Mattress producer Southerland Inc., with headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., has reconfigured its top management team.

Steve Russo has been named chief executive officer and chief operations officer. He continues as chairman of the board. Previously, Russo held the title co–president, along with David Corbin.

Corbin has resigned from Southerland to pursue an opportunity in a different industry.

“We have appreciated David’s leadership and vision, which have taken the company forward, and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Russo said.

Bryan Smith has been promoted to president and will remain chief financial officer of the company. Previously, he was executive vice president. Smith also has been elected to the board.

Scott Miller has been named executive vice president. His previous title was executive vice president of sales. In the new post, Miller broadens the scope of his responsibilities to include marketing services, as well as sales.

“Our executive team has an excellent balance of customer focus, industry experience, product and market knowledge, and operational skills,” Russo said. “We are well–positioned to execute our business model and create meaningful customer value.” Southerland is an employee–owned company with facilities in Nashville, Oklahoma City and Phoenix.

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