Industry supplier Leggett & Platt, with headquarters in Carthage, Mo., has named John Case as president of its Chicago-based Consumer Products Group, a business unit that supplies bedding products and accessories to retailers. Case replaces Rob Woods, who continues with the company as executive vice president of business development.
Case has an extensive background in consumer goods and home furnishings. Previously, he was a partner at Thinking Dimensions Consulting. Prior to that he was president and chief executive officer at Electrolux Home Care Products Inc. Before joining Electrolux, Case held senior management positions at La-Z-Boy Inc.
As president of CPG, Case is responsible for all of the business unit’s primary operating activities. He is based in Chicago.
“We are committed to partnering with CPG’s customers to assist in selling products through to consumers,” said Dennis Park, Leggett & Platt Inc. senior vice president. “Given John’s industry knowledge and his extensive experience in the marketing and branded product arena, we are confident that he will help us grow this vital business unit and, more importantly, help our customers grow as well.”
Commenting on his new position, Case said, “I’m excited to be joining Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group and honored to be leading such a talented group of people. I have long admired their dedication to bringing innovative products and unparalleled services to their customers and I look forward to continuing and enhancing that philosophy within the Consumer Products Group.”