MATTRESS INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE
News release written by Talalay Global and published, unedited, by BedTimes
FOCUSED ON ACCELERATING GROWTH IN 2017,
TALALAY GLOBA PROMOTES SALES EXECUTIVES GOBER, MANNING
SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 28, 2016—Positioning itself and its customers for continued growth and increased success in 2017, Talalay Global™ has expanded the responsibilities of its key sales executives, announced president and COO Kim Fisher.
Jeff Gober, who is executive vice president of sales, western U.S., will now be adding Canada and Mexico to his sales duties.
Gober’s experience in the sleep products industry has included sales and management posts with E.S. Kluft & Co., FXI and Southerland Bedding. He joined Talalay Global in 2001 and earned the company’s Salesman of the Year Award in 2014.
Dan Manning, who has been serving as vice president of sales, eastern U.S., has been promoted to executive vice president of sales for the eastern region.
Before joining Talalay Global in 2014, Manning had been a sales representative and then an account manager in the southeast region for foam producer FXI.
Forming an executive sales team that will report directly to Fisher, Gober and Manning are charged with managing existing customer partnerships, cultivating new business opportunities and increasing sales and profits in their respective regions.
“Both Jeff and Dan are integral to our strategy of strengthening and growing our organization and to consistently providing our OEM customers with the highest quality products and the best possible service,” Fisher said.
“We’re very excited about both of these promotions, which empower and position our key sales executives for achievement and success in 2017 and beyond.”
Founded in 1975, Talalay Global is one of only two major global manufacturers of the ultra-high-end luxury component used in beds, pillows and other products.
Along with its Talalay production facility in Shelton, the company has distribution and fabrication centers around the world.
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