Mattress major Sealy has promoted Stephen Stickler to vice president of product merchandising.
Stickler oversees product development activities for all brands in the company’s portfolio, including Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Embody by Sealy and Bassett, as well as private-label lines.
He has been with the Trinity, N.C.-based company for 12 years and served most recently as director of national accounts. In that position, he worked with two major bedding retailers on product design and merchandising for more than 1,000 storefronts.
Before joining Sealy, Stickler held a variety of management positions with Milliken & Co. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.