Mattresses

Fabrictech Unveils New Website

Fabrictech Unveils New Website

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.-Fabrictech International, the producer of mattress and pillow protectors, has launched a new website at fabrictech.com. The new site is designed to make it easier for consumers and retailers to search through the company’s products. It includes tools that sort the products by specific areas of health concern—dust mites, allergens, moisture and bedMore »

Cowles Named President, CEO of FXI; Johnson to Retire

Cowles Named President, CEO of FXI; Johnson to Retire

MEDIA, Pa.–FXI, formerly known as Foamex, has appointed John Cowles as president and CEO, succeeding Jack Johnson, who is retiring. In a company statement, Johnson cited Cowles’ supply-chain, innovation and general industry experience. Most recently, Cowles served as CEO of Touchstone Wireless. Prior to this, he was president of George Weston Bakeries, and served inMore »

Ibach Named COO of Select Comfort

Ibach Named COO of Select Comfort

MINNEAPOLIS-As part of a new management structure, Select Comfort has promoted Shelly Ibach to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Previously the company’s executive vice president of sales and merchandising, Ibach now assumes charge over consumer insights, sales, marketing and product management. In addition, Kathy Roedel, executive vice president of product, services andMore »

Knopf Named to SSA Board

Knopf Named to SSA Board

FRIANT, Calif.-Karrie Knopf, market specialist for retailer Innovative Mattress Solutions, has been selected to the board of directors of the Specialty Sleep Association. Knopf replaces Dale Read, former president of SSA and president and CEO of The Marketing Arm Group, who is retiring. Innovative Mattress Solutions was founded by Knopf’s mother, Kim. SSA, whose membershipMore »

Foamex Parent Acquires Stake in Anatomic Global

Foamex Parent Acquires Stake in Anatomic Global

CORONA, Calif.–FXI Holdings, parent company of Foamex, has purchased a stake in memory-foam mattress manufacturer Anatomic Global. Under the terms of the agreement, a new corporation called Anatomic Holdings has been formed, with David Farley, chairman and CEO of Anatomic Global, remaining in those posts. A spokesman for Anatomic said the two companies did notMore »

Kluft Receives City of Hope Lifetime Achievement Award

Kluft Receives City of Hope Lifetime Achievement Award

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.-Earl Kluft, founder and CEO of mattress manufacturer E.S. Kluft & Co., has been named the recipient of the City of Hope’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Kluft was honored for his efforts to support the center’s efforts in leading research, treatment and education for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Shannon Sullivan, director ofMore »

Protect-A-Bed Launches Father’s Day Contest

Protect-A-Bed Launches Father’s Day Contest

CHICAGO-Protect-A-Bed has begun a week-long contest themed around Father’s Day on the company’s Facebook page. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to nominate their husbands or partners for a chance to win an Apple gift card and Protect-A-Bed bedding-protection products. The grand prize winner will receive a $750 Apple gift card, while the person whoMore »

Simmons’ ComforPedic Brand Ups Charity Participation

Simmons’ ComforPedic Brand Ups Charity Participation

ATLANTA–The ComforPedic memory-foam mattress brand of Simmons has aligned with several celebrity charity events as part of its ongoing efforts to expand its investment in the community, according to a Simmons statement. Among the events the brand has been involved in are William Shatner’s Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Red Cross of Santa Monica’s RedMore »