Ron Bruneau heads manufacturing push at King Koil

Mattress maker and licensing group King Koil has named bedding industry veteran Ron Bruneau to the new post of executive vice president of operations.

Ron Bruneau
Ron Bruneau

He now oversees the implementation of the Willowbrook, Illinois-based company’s strategy to build a domestic manufacturing infrastructure.

Bruneau has more than 20 years of experience in the mattress industry. As chief operating officer of E.S. Kluft & Co., he worked with David Binke (now chief executive officer of King Koil) to build that brand in the U.S. market. He also spent 13 years with Talalay Global, where he started in the company’s engineering department and later was promoted to production manager, plant manager and then corporate director of fabrication and general manager for the company’s operations in the West.

“As we continue to phase in our new manufacturing strategy, we continue to build a world-class team of leaders,” Binke said. “Ron is one of the best operations and supply chain executives around, and I’m thrilled to have him steering our direction as we move toward opening our first factory this spring. It’s an exciting time in the King Koil history, and we look forward to Ron’s leadership.”