Sealy Expands Management Team Appoints Vice Presidents, Campbell and Cowart



    ARCHDALE, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sealy, Inc., the world's leading
 mattress producer, announces that Mike Campbell has joined Sealy as vice
 president, engineering and Randy Cowart has joined as vice president,
 purchasing and procurement.
     Campbell is responsible for all of Sealy's engineering, corporate bill-of-
 material, and quality functions.  Cowart will direct corporate purchasing and
 is responsible for approving, negotiating and evaluating vendors and
 alternative sources of supply for all key materials.  Both report to Mike
 Hofmann, senior vice president of operations.
     "We're very excited to welcome Mike and Randy to Sealy," said Mike
 Hofmann.  "Mike has an impressive background in new product development and
 design, which is essential to Sealy's current and future product development.
 Randy brings a wealth of knowledge in the home textiles business and has an
 extensive domestic and international background in sourcing, purchasing and
 procurement.  Their considerable talents will greatly enhance our management
 team."
     Mike Campbell, 50, has more than 17 years experience in engineering and
 management experience.  Most recently, he served as the vice president of R&D
 at Maytag and led the development of four new platforms rated #1 and #2 by
 Consumer Reports.  Prior to that post, Campbell held leadership positions at
 Kohler Company, Clark Material Handling Company and Combat Systems Division of
 United Defense.  Campbell is a graduate of the United States Military Academy
 at West Point, where he obtained his B.S. in engineering.  He served in the
 U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Captain.
     Randy Cowart, 55, has 24 years of experience in sourcing, procurement and
 general management.  Most recently, he served as senior vice president and
 chief procurement officer for Springs Industries.  His leadership credentials
 include experience as general manager of sourcing for GE and management posts
 in sourcing for Wal-Mart.  Cowart is a graduate of the University of Missouri.
 
     Sealy, Inc.
     Sealy is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world, and is the leading
 bedding company in Canada.  Including its subsidiaries, Sealy has 30
 manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Brazil,
 Argentina and Mexico.  There are a total of 12 international licensees
 operating in Spain, Portugal, Australia, Israel, Jamaica, Dominican Republic,
 Saudi Arabia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa, the Bahamas and the
 United Kingdom.  In addition to its licensees, Sealy has a joint venture in
 Southeast Asia and Korea.
     Sealy produces and sells a full range of mattresses under the Sealy, Sealy
 Posturepedic(R), Stearns & Foster and Bassett brand names.  Sealy-branded
 licensed products include: crib mattresses, sheets, pillows, mattress pads and
 comforters, office chairs, futons and sleep sofas.  For more information on
 Sealy, Inc. visit http://www.sealy.com.
 
 
     Contacts:
      Stephanie Milo, 336.774.9368
      stephanie.milo@mullen.com
      Hope Cammareri, 336.774.9222
      hope.cammareri@mullen.com
 
 

SOURCE Sealy, Inc.

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