Over 150 Years of Service to the Furniture Industry

 Furniture World Logo

Sealy Inc. Honors Robert G. Addison

Furniture World News on

Dr. Robert G. Addison, M.D., returned to Sealy headquarters March 17, 2008 for a dedication ceremony to celebrate his contributions to the development of the original Sealy Posturepedic in the 1950s. Dr. Addison is an honorary member of the Orthopedic Advisory Board (OAB), comprised of top orthopedic surgeons, researchers and clinicians from leading universities and medical centers. The OAB, created by Sealy in 2006 to emphasize orthopedically correct design in its product development, played a vital role in developing the latest Sealy Posturepedic, which will arrive in retail outlets this spring. "Dr. Addison’s insight into the development of the original Sealy Posturepedic was critical in helping Sealy become the world’s number one mattress manufacturer,” said Dr. Alan Letton, chief science officer and vice president, research and technology innovation for Sealy. “His research and findings are still being used today by our Orthopedic Advisory Board, which has designed the new Posturepedic line to eliminate one of the world’s greatest sleep obstacles—tossing and turning caused by pressure points.” About Sealy Corporation: Sealy is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world with sales of nearly $1.6 billion in 2006. The company manufactures and markets a broad range of mattresses and foundations under the Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®, Stearns & Foster®, and Bassett® brands. Sealy operates 26 plants in North America, and has the largest market share and highest consumer awareness of any bedding brand on the continent. In the United States, Sealy sells its products to 2,900 customers with more than 7,000 retail outlets. Sealy is also a leading supplier to the hospitality industry. For more information, please visit www.sealy.com. About Orthopedic Advisory Board: In 2006, Sealy created the Orthopedic Advisory Board (OAB) comprised of top orthopedic surgeons, researchers and clinicians from leading medical centers and universities. Sealy’s flagship Posturepedic brand has long been associated with orthopedic health. The first Posturepedic, introduced in the 1950s, was developed in conjunction with Dr. Robert G. Addison and other orthopedic surgeons. Today, Sealy consults with the OAB to better understand the nature of sleep and design products that meet the evolving needs of consumers. The OAB contributes to product design, advanced methodologies, tools and studies that take Sealy products to the next level of performance.

Furniture World Magazine-Business solutions for furniture retailers