BRENTWOOD, Tenn.-John Steele, a decade-long veteran of Jamison Bedding, has been promoted to the newly created position of director of sales.
In his new post, Steele, formerly sales manager, will concentrate on building and supporting current Jamison business, expanding into new markets and directing field sales operations in the southeast. He also will be responsible for implementing strategies that support the company’s newly established brand direction, “We Make Sleep Different.”
Steele reports to Ken Hinman, senior vice president of sales and marketing, who said the promotion is “extremely well deserved based on John’s knowledge of the industry, his longtime experience at Jamison and the energy and passion he’s demonstrated over the years.
“Our business is growing and we’re focused on a number of new objectives,” Hinman added. “This is an opportune time for someone with John’s expertise to provide additional support to our sales team.”
With Steele in place, Hinman said he will direct his own efforts toward developing and growing the company’s newly licensed Spring Air brand in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and will concentrate on advancing the company’s substantial hotel and resort business.
Steele joined Jamison in 2001 as a sales manager in Tennessee and northern Georgia. Before that he spent 15 years with Rhodes Furniture as a regional sales manager in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.