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Howard Galant Named Senior VP Sales E.S. Kluft & Co.

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E.S. Kluft & Co., maker and distributor of the Aireloom and Kluft brand mattresses, named 30-year mattress industry veteran Howard Galant senior vice president of sales, a position that has been vacant since November 2008. He will focus on strategic growth opportunities for the company while overseeing existing key accounts and managing the national sales team. 

"As our brands grow, we continue to make investments in the sales organization to provide a new level of service to our retailers. Howard is one of the most respected sales executives in our business and brings a whole new level of vision and leadership to that division," said E.S. Kluft & Co. President and CEO Earl Kluft.

Kluft has worked with Galant several times over the past few decades, first at Spring Air and more recently at Comfort Solutions.

Galant began his career at Serta in 1980 as a sales representative.  He then worked at Sealy and Stearns and Foster as a key account manager. Afterward he joined Spring Air, first as vice president of key accounts and then as southwest regional vice president of sales from 2000-2008.  Prior to joining E.S. Kluft, Galant was regional vice president of sales at Comfort Solutions. 

"Earl has always been the design, performance and comfort leader in our business, particularly in the luxury sector. He is the person the industry has come to watch to tell us what the next luxury trend will be," said Galant. "I am very excited to work with Earl and his management team once again and work with the nation’s top retailers who carry our brands."

Galant is a graduate of the University of Maryland and resides in Lake Forest, CA with his wife, Joan. The couple has two children.

In 2004, third-generation mattress maker Earl Kluft founded E. S. Kluft & Co. and created the next hallmark of luxury bedding.  Kluft’s Aireloom designs offer artisanal quality and legacy features such as hand-tied coils and side-stitching.  Kluft lines feature the most advanced materials and technologies available in the world, including the highest quality Belgian jersey knits and damask fabrics, Ellison & Robbins nested coils, New Zealand Joma wool, natural Talalay latex, bio-based foams, and natural and eco-friendly fibers.  Kluft is available in more than 350 select U.S. retailers and internationally.  To learn more, visit www.kluftmattress.com and www.aireloom.com 

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