Trustees added to ISPA Board, new additions to industry committees


ispa board announcement with ispa logo(Alexandria, VA – April 17, 2018) – The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has announced the results of its election of individuals to serve new two-year terms on its Board of Trustees.

The following current Trustees were elected to serve another two-term on the Board: Rick Anthony, Hickory Springs Mfg., Richard Ayers, Jones Fiber, Michelle Montgomery, Simmons Bedding Company and Kevin Womble, Vita Nonwovens.

In addition, Ben Ducatteeuw, CEO at Latexco, Rion Morgenstern, president and CEO at Cannon Sleep Products, and Brandon Wells, president at BekaertDeslee USA Inc. have all been elected as new Trustees on the Board. In addition, Dave Schwantes, vice president- finance, investor relations and decision support at Sleep Number Corp. was appointed to fill a vacancy that occurred following the elections.

The Better Sleep Council welcomed Paola Ramos, director of sales and marketing at MFI International. The Sleep Products Safety Council also welcomed a new chairman, Norman Enix, director of environmental, health and safety at Elite Comfort Solutions and new committee member Tim Meade, sales director at Coats Performance Materials as a committee member.

“I congratulate all of the new Trustees and committee members on their elections and appointments,” said ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “The time and creativity that they volunteer through their service to ISPA will benefit the entire bedding industry. I look forward to working with them and all of our Trustees and committee members as we collectively address common issues faced by this competitive and dynamic industry.”

Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to lead and advance the interest of the sleep products industry by helping the world sleep better. As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA represents the Sleep Products Industry and members in countries around the world.

ISPA provides a wide range of services that benefit its membership. These include exclusive industry surveys and statistics, government advocacy support, educational offerings, the industry’s ISPA EXPO trade show, safety research through its Sleep Products Safety Council, consumer research and education through its Better Sleep Council, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications.

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