Mattress components supplier Jomel Industries Inc. and its Jomel Seams Reasonable division have promoted two executives—Bill Smith and Lila Walker—to president. Phil Iuliano, the previous president, has been named chief executive officer at both companies.
Smith, who had been serving as vice president of sales and marketing at Jomel Industries, now is president of the Hillside, New Jersey-based company. Smith has more than 12 years of experience with Jomel Industries, a producer of corner guards, handles, zippers and other components and machinery for the bedding industry. Over the years, his responsibilities have grown to include daily business operations and management of employees.
In his new role, Smith also will be responsible for sales, operations, logistics and management. He reports directly to Iuliano, who co-founded Jomel Industries in 1993 with Jeff Spitz.
“Bill has been an integral part of Jomel Industries’ growth over the past 12 years,” Iuliano said. “His knowledge and ‘customer first’ mentality have been a huge part of our success and customer retention. His work ethic, relationships and understanding of the ever-evolving mattress industry have allowed Jomel to maintain a strong presence in the industry.”
Smith added: “I am excited with the opportunity presented to me as president of Jomel Industries. I will continue to work closely with Phil as we look for new innovations and opportunities that will serve the mattress industry.”
Walker, who joined Hillside, New Jersey-based Jomel Seams Reasonable as a principal in 2015, has been named president of the supplier of zippered bedding covers, pillows and point-of-
purchase materials. Walker previously served as vice president of sales and operations.
Jomel Industries purchased Seams Reasonable in 2012 and changed the company’s name to Jomel Seams Reasonable. It operates four production facilities: two plants in Burkesville, Kentucky, one in Jamestown, Kentucky, and one in Trinity, North Carolina.
In her new role as president, Walker oversees sales, marketing, operations and the overall management and finances of Jomel Seams Reasonable. She will continue to be based from her home in Denver, while traveling monthly to plants, as well as customer locations throughout the country. She reports to Iuliano.
“We are very proud to have Lila on our team,” Iuliano said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and a great understanding of the industry. She’s been a huge contributor to JSR’s increased success.”
Walker added: “I am excited to be given the president position. JSR and our employees are my family, and I take a great deal of pride in our continued success and growth.”