Symbol Mattress has promoted Mike Brown to regional sales manager for three southeastern states.
Brown previously was sales representative for the Richmond, Virginia-based mattress manufacturer. In his new post, he reports to Nick Hrkman, Symbol manager of sales, and is responsible for Symbol’s growth and development in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, operating from his home in Atlanta.
“Mike has a solid sales background in the bedding industry, having worked in various field and management positions for a number of mattress producers since 1986,” Hrkman said. “He’ll represent Symbol at both the Las Vegas and Tupelo furniture markets, and we look forward to leveraging his extensive bedding knowledge and expertise in the southeastern market.”
Before joining Symbol, Brown was national sales manager for the Sleep Comfort International division of Kingsdown. Prior to that, he worked in sales, including 14 years as sales manager, for American Bedding.
Founded in 1962, Symbol Mattress has seven U.S. manufacturing plants–Richmond, Virginia; Reading, Pennsylvania; Jasper, Alabama; Watertown, Wisconsin; Orlando, Florida.; Dayville, Connecticut; Olive Branch, Mississippi–where it produces a range of mattresses, including its Signature, Comfort 4U and new Unite lines.