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Kingsdown Names Mattress Industry Veteran as New Senior Vice President

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Kingsdown, Inc., a top 10 bedding manufacturer, has chosen Kevin Damewood as senior vice president of U.S. sales. In this role, Damewood will oversee domestic sales, including leading strategic sales initiatives in an effort to grow Kingsdown’s market share, secure new accounts and continue providing high quality customer service.

“Kevin is respected and revered in the bedding industry for his proficiency in building novel and successful strategic sales platforms,” said Eric Hinshaw, chairman and CEO of Kingsdown. “We are excited to add him to our experienced leadership team and have him direct such an important division within Kingsdown.”

With more than 25 years industry experience, Damewood has held sales and management positions at Sealy Corporation and Simmons Bedding Company. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, he served as senior vice president of sales for Simmons and established a new sales team and strategic sales direction which helped increase the company’s sales and profitability.

“I am thrilled to be part of Kingsdown, Inc. Eric and his talented team have built a legacy of being innovators and producing top quality products and delivering first-rate service,” said Kevin Damewood. “Kingsdown possesses the key elements which have led them to be a leader in this industry and are important to the bedding retailer, and, most importantly, the retail consumer. Kingsdown feels like home to me,” he said.

The company also announced that  Chris Henning is no longer with the company. Henning served as president of North America sales for Kingsdown.

About Kingsdown, Inc.: Kingsdown, Inc., a leading sleep industry company founded in 1904 in Mebane, N.C., serves major retailers across the United States, and in over 20 countries. Sleep to Live, a division of Kingsdown, is a new generation in sleep technology to determine the best sleep surface for your body. Products are made to order using handcrafted techniques combined with state-of-the-art materials and equipment. Research and development, training and distribution facilities, as well as two manufacturing facilities are also located at its Mebane headquarters. International offices are located in Bangkok, Thailand and Tokyo, Japan. Additional manufacturing and distribution centers are located in Winchester, Va.; Muskogee, Okla.; Lakeland, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Toronto and Calgary, Ontario; Derby, United Kingdom; Melbourne, Australia. For more information, visit www.kingsdown.com or www.sleeptolive.com.

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