Southerland Recruits Sales and Operations Veterans

Southerland Recruits Sales and Operations Veterans

Mattress maker Southerland Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee, has created a new vice president position and named a new plant manager. Greg Wanninger, who was previously a sales representative for Southerland from 2003 to 2009, has rejoined the company as regional vice president of sales. Steve Klancnik, a veteran bedding operations and product development executive, […]

U.S. Mattress Sales Decline in 2nd Quarter

U.S. mattress sales fell again in the second quarter of 2018, compared with the same three-month period last year, according to Bedding Market Quarterly, a sales trend report published by the International Sleep Products Association. Sales of mattresses and foundations fell 7.9% and wholesale revenues decreased 3.5%, compared with the same quarter in 2017. The […]

Coming Up: 2019 ISPA Industry Conference

Coming Up: 2019 ISPA Industry Conference

The biennial ISPA Industry Conference, sponsored by the International Sleep Products Association, will be held March 13-14, 2019, at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. At this industry conference, you’ll find out what’s trending in the industry and what’s important to your business right now. Join the discussion and be […]

2018 World Mattress Industry Report Now Available

World consumption of mattresses is worth about $27 billion, increasing by 4% yearly during the past decade, according to the 2018 World Mattress Industry Report, released in July by the Milan-based Centre for Industrial Studies. According to Giovanna Castellina, CSIL international marketing director, “The main consuming region is Asia and Pacific, followed by North America […]

Kluft Names Dionis Director, Realigns Sales Team

Kluft Names Dionis Director, Realigns Sales Team

Luxury mattress producer E.S. Kluft & Co., based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, has named two veteran executives to new leadership roles and has added three regional account managers. Juan Dionis, who joined the company earlier this year as a management consultant, has been named managing director, and Dominick Azevedo, a former Simmons Bedding executive who […]

Ergomotion Adds Patricia Cooper to HR Post

Adjustable base supplier Ergomotion, with U.S. headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, is beefing up its human resources department by naming Patricia Cooper to the newly created position director of organizational development. Cooper most recently was a principal at consulting firm Human Resources Management Solutions. She also was vice president of human resources and organizational development […]

Spring Air’s Mike Brown Retiring

Spring Air’s Mike Brown Retiring

Mike Brown, international vice president of manufacturing for Boston-based mattress licensing group Spring Air International, has retired after 46 years in the industry. Brown had been with Spring Air since 2000 and had been in his most recent position since 2012. Earlier, he spent 28 years with the bedding division of Bassett Furniture in several […]

Gardner Promoted at Reverie

Gardner Promoted at Reverie

Sleep products manufacturer Reverie, with headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has promoted Deena Gardner to director of marketing. Previously, she was trade marketing manager. In her new position, Gardner drives the company’s overall marketing strategy and manages the development and execution of marketing, public relations and branding. “Deena is one of our company’s leading strategic […]

Classic Brands Hires Bluestein as EVP

Classic Brands Hires Bluestein as EVP

Classic Brands, based in Jessup, Maryland, has picked former Delta Children executive Keith Bluestein to be executive vice president of merchandising and product development, a new position for the specialty bedding producer. Bluestein has more than 33 years of product development and sales management experience in the home furnishings industry. Prior to joining Classic Brands, […]