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
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 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.
Stephanie Milo, 336.774.9368
Hope Cammareri, 336.774.9222
SOURCE Sealy, Inc.