Pleasant Mattress Elevates Moore

Pleasant Mattress Elevates Moore

Fresno, California-based bed maker Pleasant Mattress Inc. has named Mike Moore to the newly created position of chief of staff. Moore, who has been with the company for eight years and has nearly 25 years of experience in the bedding industry, continues to oversee sales and marketing. In his new post, he is charged with […]

Eclipse names Steve Karns to regional VP of sales and marketing post

Eclipse names Steve Karns to regional VP of sales and marketing post

Industry veteran Steve Karns has joined mattress licensing group Eclipse International as regional vice president of sales and marketing for its Eastern region. Karns has more than 30 years of experience in the sales and marketing of bedding brands with King Koil, Englander and Serta. Most recently, Karns served as vice president of sales for […]

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Bedding exhibitors engage buyers with aesthetics, boxed goods and lots of temperature talk BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Home furnishings buyer attendance at the Summer Las Vegas Market July 30-Aug. 3 was on a par with last summer’s show, according to officials at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, although to the editors of BedTimes, […]

The Beauty of High Point Market—in Mattress Showrooms

The Beauty of High Point Market—in Mattress Showrooms

I confess—sometimes, at furniture markets, I wander past showrooms filled with snazzy upholstery, case goods to die for and crazy holiday tchotchkes, feeling sorry for myself. A smorgasbord of trends and styles on display—and I get to look at mattresses. But this week’s High Point Market was different. The smaller mattress industry players now occupying […]

Eclipse, Eastman House sign Midwestern licensee

Eclipse, Eastman House sign Midwestern licensee

Illinois Sleep Products of Chicago has signed a licensing agreement to manufacture mattresses under the Eclipse International and Eastman House mattress brands. ISP will serve Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio. “We already have commitments from several new dealers for Eastman House and Eclipse,” said Ed Ciolkocz, ISP president. “We see this as an […]

National Bedding Co. to manage Serta, and more news

National Bedding Co. takes control of Serta brand National Bedding Co., Serta’s largest licensee, has taken control of Serta Inc., a move NBC says will allow it “to more effectively handle the servicing needs of Serta’s U.S. network.” Serta’s seven U.S. licensees finalized the agreement on Sept. 10, giving National Bedding Co. responsibility for managing […]