As part of its transition in the United States from a licensing group to a manufacturer, King Koil has hired Jason Zachariasen as a territory sales representative for the Pacific Northwest.
Zachariasen reports to Howard Galant, King Koil executive vice president of sales. The company continues to have U.S. headquarters in Willowbrook, Illinois, following its 2015 acquisition by Malaysia-based Kaiserkorp Corp.
Zachariasen has 14 years of experience in the bedding industry and, most recently, was senior territory manager with Serta Simmons Bedding LLC, covering Washington state. He got his start in retail, holding a number of positions with Sleep City, including serving as vice president of sales. He is based in Seattle.
“Jason’s deep industry knowledge and strong retail relationships will enable him to make immediate contributions,” said David Binke, King Koil chief executive officer. “He is the latest addition to a potent team of sales professionals that we’re building throughout the country as we implement our new domestic manufacturing business.”