Sleep products design, marketing and distribution company Dreams LLC, with headquarters in Rochester, Mich., has named Dan Thigpen as vice president, a new position for the company.
Dreams LLC was formed in 2013 by furniture and bedding industry veterans Art Van Elslander and Scott Miller. The company holds the exclusive U.S. and Canadian license to market HGTV Home-branded sleep products for adults, infants and pets.
Thigpen is an industry veteran with more than a decade of experience in sales and marketing. He is relocating to Michigan from California and oversees sales in the United States and Canada. He also works closely with Dreams LLC President Scott Miller on merchandising, marketing and advertising strategy for the HGTV Home brand. Thigpen reports to Miller.
Previously, Thigpen was western regional vice president of sales at Southerland. Prior to that, he was vice president of training and sales technologies at King Koil. He began his bedding career after college, at manufacturer Kingsdown where he rose to a regional sales management post.
“Dan will be a true asset to Dreams LLC as we finalize the HGTV Home sleep collection and begin distribution throughout the United States and Canada,” Miller said. “He has a proven track record of sales leadership, marketing, product development and sales technology designs. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Dreams LLC family.”