The ISPA Board held its first meeting of the year where its 2005-2006 Board was named. David Orders of Park Place Corporation was elected chair, and Bob Hellyer of Simmons was elected vice chair of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA).
David Orders, vice president of administration for the South Carolina based Park Place Corp., has contributed much of his time and effort to enhancing the industry through his involvement with ISPA. He held a seat on ISPA’s Board for the past four years including time as a member of the ISPA Executive Committee. Orders served as both the Finance Committee and the Membership Committee chairs. He also served on the Sleep Products Safety Council board as well as with the ISPA Communications Council.
“It is a great honor to be chosen by my colleagues to serve as ISPA's chair,” Orders told the Board, “The mattress industry has many opportunities and challenges ahead, and I look forward to working with the board, staff, and the industry during the year to strengthen our resolve to make the mattress industry strong, viable and viewed positively by all constituents.”
“David has proved to be dedicated and steadfast in his work with ISPA, and I believe he will play a critical role in helping ISPA to advance the industry and accomplish its current goals," said ISPA Immediate Past Chair, Tom LeDuc.
The rest of the ISPA 2005-2006 Board include: Vice Chair, Robert Hellyer (Simmons Company); Immediate Past Chair, Tom LeDuc (Spring Air West LLC); President Richard Doyle (ISPA); Treasurer, Robert Bobowski (ISPA); David Clark (Englander Bedding); Ken Conaway (Future Foam, Inc.); David Fogg (Tempur-Pedic, Inc.); Marvin Hamilton (Fibex, Inc.); Laurie Horne (Springwall Sleep Products Inc.); Robert Naboicheck (Standard Mattress Company); James Malkiewicz (Wickline Bedding Co., Inc.); Michael Pino (Therapedic International); Jeff Miller (Atlas Spring Manufacturing); Bob Steelman (Carpenter Company); Dan Moore (NuTex Concepts); Kevin Toman (Restonic Mattress Corp.); William McLaughlin (Select Comfort Corporation); Kerry Tramel (Lady Americana Associates, Inc.); Larry McKay (King Koil National); Sandy VanDyke (Hickory Springs Mfg. Company); and Alvaro Vaselli (Foamex International Inc.).
Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association, www.sleepproducts.org is the trade organization for mattress manufacturers and their component suppliers around the world. ISPA hosts the biennial ISPA EXPO trade show and publishes BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines. The Sleep Products Safety Council, www.safesleep.org is a non-profit organization established
in 1986 by the mattress industry. SPSC’s mission is to provide consumer safety information, support research, and promote activities aimed at reducing hazards associated with mattresses and other sleep products.
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