News Release: ISPA Board Announces New Board Members and Re-elected Trustees

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has announced results of its Board of Trustees annual election of Trustees to serve new two-year terms. Re-elected trustees are Johnny Griggs, president of U.S. sales of Ergomotion; Tim Meade, sales director for Coats; Allen Platek, vice president of new product development for Tempur Sealy International Inc.; Alain Rauh, international director for Grupo Flex (Flex Equipos de Descanso SA); Richard Skorpenske, advocacy for Covestro LLC; Laurie Tokarz, president of Restonic/Visionary Sleep LLC of New York; Wade Wallace, president and chief operating officer of Tietex International Ltd.; Lawrence Wollschlager, president and COO of MFI International Manufacturing LLC.

“ISPA could not be where it is today without the dedicated leadership of the Association’s Board,” noted ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “I thank each of them and their companies for their time and commitment to serving the industry. I look forward to the insights these industry leaders will bring as we embark on a new and challenging post-pandemic landscape. I congratulate both our new members and returning trustees”

Re-elected trustee Wallace said: “This year has presented both challenges and opportunities for all. ISPA’s work over the past year has not only protected the industry but helped propel it forward. I am eager to continue participating and working to support our industry and its members.”

The following were elected to serve as new trustees: Brian Adams, vice president of international sourcing operation, procurement and global quality system for Ashley Furniture Inds.; Johan Cleyman, chief executive officer of Innofa Americas; Harold Earley, president and CEO of FXI; Michael Faus, senior vice president ofCarpenter Co..

“It is an honor to be chosen to serve on the ISPA Board of Trustees. I welcome the opportunity to continue the efforts of the many dedicated leaders who have preceded me,” Earley said. “With my experience having worked in the bedding and other industries, I see the value in working collectively to represent the interests of the mattress industry, advance key industry issues and to continue to build value for our members.”

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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