King Koil strengthens team

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 […]

Scharfy joins Bäumer as CEO

Scharfy joins Bäumer as CEO

Towaco, New Jersey-based Bäumer of America, a manufacturer and distributor of foam fabrication equipment, has named Uwe Scharfy chief executive officer. He reports to Jan Leisse, CEO of Bäumer’s parent company, Albrecht Bäumer GmbH & Co., with headquarters in Freudenberg, Germany. Scharfy replaces Philipp Schuster, who returned to Germany to be closer to family. Previously, […]

Symbol elevates Roxanne Hrkman VP of demand management

Manufacturer Symbol Mattress, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has promoted Roxanne Hrkman to the newly created post of vice president of demand management. Hrkman, who joined Symbol in 2013, was manager of customer service. In her new position, she is responsible for inventory planning, control and forecasting. She continues to lead customer service, in addition to […]

Classic Brands partners with private equity investor

A&M Capital Opportunities, headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, has purchased a stake in Classic Brands, a manufacturer and distributor of sleep products and home furnishings based in Jessup, Maryland. Neither the size of the investment or details of the transaction were disclosed. In a news release, Classic described itself as “a value- added manufacturing, sourcing, distribution […]

Corsicana Mattress Co. comes to Connecticut

Corsicana Mattress Co., a major manufacturer of promotionally priced and private-label bedding, has added its first production plant in New England. The Corsicana, Texas-based company’s newest facility in Newington, Connecticut, will come online in February and employ about 150 people once fully operational. The manufacturing plant occupies 204,000 square feet and is a retrofit of […]

New Symbol sales exec Nicole Slinger brings specialty products expertise

New Symbol sales exec Nicole Slinger brings specialty products expertise

Manufacturer Symbol Mattress, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has appointed Nicole Slinger to the newly created position of vice president of specialty products. In her new post, Slinger is responsible for managing Symbol’s climate-controlled SleepFresh specialty brand and assists in the development of an innovative sleep system the producer plans to launch next year.  She reports […]

Innocor Inc. Passionate About Innovation

Innocor Inc. Passionate About Innovation

Foam specialist expands offerings to bedding manufacturing, retail segments BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Executives at Innocor Inc., a Red Bank, New Jersey-based producer of foam products for both commercial and retail channels, expect to see significant growth in annual sales over the next several years. They believe their strong commitment to consumer research, comprehensive product development […]

Denver Mattress Co. Selling Rest Bed

Denver Mattress Co. Selling Rest Bed

Denver-based manufacturer and retailer Denver Mattress Co.  now is selling the Rest Bed from Atlanta-based Responsive Surface Technology.  Initially, the Rest Bed is being sold in 17 stores across eight states: Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. “Denver Mattress is dedicated to providing an unmatched customer experience,” said Brenden Maves, sales director for the Western United States. “Both Denver Mattress and […]

Englander Sleep Products Adds Bedding World as Licensee in Taiwan

Englander Sleep Products Adds Bedding World as Licensee in Taiwan

Chicago-based mattress licensing group Englander Sleep Products has signed a licensing agreement with manufacturer and retailer Bedding World Co. Ltd., with headquarters in Taipei City, Taiwan. The deal allows Bedding World to produce and distribute Englander’s entire line of coil- and foam-based bedding collections in China and Taiwan. Kevin Toman, Englander president and chief executive […]

Blue Bell Mattress Co., King Koil Extend Licensing Agreement

Manufacturer Blue Bell Mattress Co., based in East Windsor, Connecticut, has renewed its licensing agreement with mattress licensing group King Koil, headquartered in Willowbrook, Illinois. Blue Bell mattress has been King Koil’s Northeast licensee for nearly 50 years and is the largest of King Koil’s nine U.S. licensees. The agreement grants Blue Bell the rights […]