Southerland Strengthens Sales Leadership

Southerland, Inc., strengthens its sales management team for continued growth. Dan Baker and John Clark, bring added years of sales management successes to the Southerland team.

“We have added two key industry executives as Vice President’s to manage our eastern and western sales teams, and promoted another veteran employee to facilitate our expansion in to new markets,” said Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of Southerland.

Dan Baker has been named Vice President of Sales – Western Division. The western region includes all states west of the Mississippi River. Baker will manage all of the accounts and the sales representatives based out of our Oklahoma and Arizona factories. “Dan comes to Southerland with over 20 years of sales management experience having worked for major bedding companies Natura, International Bedding, Spring Air, and Simmons.” Miller said.

John Clark has been named Vice President of Sales – Eastern Division. The eastern region includes all states east of the Mississippi River. Clark will manage all of the accounts and the sales representatives based out of our Tennessee factory. “John brings over 30 years of sales management experience having worked for Boyd Specialty, King Koil, Spring Air, and Sealy.” Miller said.

Chad Davis has been promoted to the newly created position of Business Development Manager. Miller explained that “Chad’s new role will assist our western and eastern sales teams in expanding Southerland’s business into new territories, as well as assisting our current sales representatives in growing their territories. Chad will also be involved in strategic key accounts in the Midwest.

“Southerland’s new open coil and wrapped coil product assortments have generated tremendous interest. With the expected launch our new Specialty Sleep lines and the highly anticipated Sharper Image line this fall, we need to position the company with seasoned executives to lead us into 2012 and beyond.” Miller said.

For more information, please visit www.southerlandsleep.com.

About Southerland, Inc.: Since 1893, Southerland has delivered on the promise of value, quality and comfort as the foundation on which the company was built. Southerland is a 100% employee owned company with headquarters in Nashville, TN and manufacturing and distribution operations in Nashville, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Phoenix, Arizona.

 

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