ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC ("SSB"), the largest manufacturer and distributor of mattresses in North America, has announced the appointment of Melanie Huet as chief marketing officer, following an extensive search. The appointment is effective January 22. Huet will report to SSB CEO Michael Traub.
Huet brings several years of marketing experience in consumer packaged goods, most recently as Vice President of Marketing, Beverages & Snack Nuts at Kraft Heinz Corporation, where she was responsible for a $4B portfolio including iconic brands like Planters, Capri Sun, Kool-Aid and Maxwell House.
"With the growth of the DTC segment and increasing competitiveness in traditional retail, the need to differentiate and build brand awareness across our house of brands has never been greater. I am excited to have Melanie join SSB and lead this effort," said SSB CEO Michael Traub. "She will strengthen all our great brands and evaluate new opportunities to reach customers more directly," Traub added.
In addition to Huet's previous roles with Kraft Heinz, she held brand management leadership roles with Kimberly-Clark and Unilever. She earned a bachelor's degree in Advertising and German from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Business Administration from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.
About Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC
Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC is the leading sleep company and the largest manufacturer, marketer and supplier of mattresses in North America. Based in Atlanta, SSB owns and manages the two best-selling bedding brands in the mattress industry: Serta®, which has five other independent licensees, and Beautyrest®. The brands are distributed through national, hospitality, and regional and independent retail channels throughout North America. SSB also owns Tomorrow® and Tuft & Needle® direct-to-consumer mattress brands. SSB operates more than 30 manufacturing plants throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about SSB and its brands, visit www.sertasimmons.com.
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