Corsicana Mattress Company has named Sally Erickson as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. The former president of Serta, she has extensive finance experience in the sleep products industry.
Erickson joined SertaSimmons Bedding in 2015 and held a series of leadership positions including assistant secretary and treasurer, corporate controller, senior vice president and finally president of Serta Inc. until her departure last year.
From 1996 to 2013, she worked with what is now Tempur Sealy International in a series of senior finance positions, including vice president of international finance, vice president of finance/corporate controller, global vice president of field finance and vice president of specialty bedding finance.
Throughout her more than 23-year career, Erickson has worked with both private and public companies, including multifaceted capital raises and restructures, as well as public company readiness, registration and compliance. Beyond her bedding industry experience, Erickson has served as chief financial officer at Ready Pac Foods, in addition to various finance leadership roles at Emerson Electric and Robert Bosch Corporations.
“Sally brings to Corsicana an extensive understanding of our industry and experience with all of the financial objectives we plan on achieving over the years to come,” said Eric Rhea, chief executive officer of Corsicana. “Her wide range of expertise will be a strong asset for all our stakeholders.”
Erickson received a master’s degree in business administration from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she majored in accounting. She is a past board member of WithIt (Women in the Home Furnishings Industry).
“Corsicana has historically been a lean and agile company that is the leader in an important segment of our industry,” Erickson said. “I am excited to be a part of the senior leadership team and share in its vision and goal of repositioning the company to even greater success in that segment.”