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Kingsdown Names David Kresser Regional Vice President of Sales

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Kingsdown, Inc. announced that it has appointed David Kresser as Regional Vice President of Sales. In this newly created executive position, Mr. Kresser will report to Rob Jelinek, Vice President of Sales for North America. “David’s experience in creating and expanding new business is valuable to our position as a major player in our industry,” says Pat Flippin, President and COO of Kingsdown. “In our constant pursuit of growth as a company and brand, David will play a major role in supporting our efforts,” added Mr. Flippin. Before joining Kingsdown, Inc., Mr. Kresser was with Procter and Gamble as a Health and Beauty Manager for the Family Dollar business, where he played an instrumental role in account development and dollar share expansion in multiple categories. Prior to Family Dollar, Mr. Kresser served as National Operations Manager for Millstone Coffee, managing the national DSD organization. Preceding his success as a National Operations Manager, Mr. Kresser spent close to five years as a Senior Account Executive, New Business for Procter and Gamble. Through his strong negotiation skills and salesmanship, he was able to initiate business with three retailers, which are now among Procter and Gamble’s fastest growing customers - Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards. “David is a 20-year sales professional. He spent a large portion of his career opening new channels for business. As Kingsdown is looking to expand its presence, David’s experience with a variety of product categories and roles will have a great impact on our position,” explained Rob Jelinek, Vice President of Sales for North America. Mr. Jelinek added, “A major focus this year has been bringing in new talent. David is an excellent addition to our team.” About Kingsdown Kingsdown makes and markets a wide range of premium bedding products including innerspring, foam and air sleep systems for leading retailers more than 20 countries including the U.S. Long recognized as an industry leader and innovator, it has developed the proprietary DormoDiagnostics® system that matches a customer to a bed resulting in better sleep and health. It also offers exclusively to designers its ultra-premium Oscar de la Renta line of bedding. Kingsdown holds several patents and has won numerous industry awards. It is over 100 years old, employee-owned and based in Mebane, North Carolina.

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