Paul Messerschmitt and Rachel Quintero have joined Carolina Mattress Guild as territory sales representatives.
Both positions are new for the Thomasville, N.C.-based mattress maker, which has experienced “exponential growth in 2012 and the first quarter of 2013,” according to a news release. The new hires are part of a planned widening of the company’s distribution area in response to retailer demand.
Messerschmitt is responsible for sales to existing customers in the Midwest and new account development in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is a bedding industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in sales, manufacturing and executive management posts. Previous employers include Serta, Simmons, Spring Air, Stearns & Foster and Tempur-Pedic.
Quintero’s territory includes Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. She has a retail background with eight years in sales at Rooms To Go and Select Comfort.
Both Quintero and Messerschmitt report to Tom Rehwinkel, sales manager.
“Rachel has a passion and enthusiasm for training that will be a great asset in representing our company. And few people have the breadth of knowledge in sales and manufacturing that Paul has,” Rehwinkel said. “I am confident that both will be wonderful additions to our team.”