Bedding manufacturer Organic Mattresses Inc., based in Yuba City, California, has named Jeff Bader chief executive officer. He succeeds his father and founder of the company, Walt Bader, who has become chair.
Jeff Bader, who has an extensive background in global trade, logistics and international freight, previously was executive vice president and chief information officer for Miami-based Freight Logistics, a worldwide transportation and logistics-solutions provider he helped found in 2001. Bader held a number of positions at Freight Logistics, including information systems manager, general manager and director of technology. He also is a board member of Freight Logistics International.
“Jeff’s incredible entrepreneurial spirit and technical prowess will undoubtedly shepherd OMI through its next stages of growth,” Walt Bader said. “I look forward to having him on our executive team and to having the opportunity to work closely with him in implementing new and exciting strategies for OMI.”
Jeff Bader has been a member of the OMI board since 2011 and is an active member in a number of logistics organizations, including Warehousing Education and Research Council and the International Warehouse Logistics Association.
Commenting on his new role, Jeff Bader said: “I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for OMI. As the true leader in the organic sleep products category, the future is bright for OMI as more and more consumers turn toward organics for healthy sleep. I’m eager to execute smart logistics and warehousing schematics into our business model to improve upon our efficiencies.”