Tempur Sealy Announces Expanded Responsibilities for Two Executives

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. has announced that Rick Anderson, President of Tempur Sealy North America and Steve Rusing, Senior Vice President of Sales will each take on additional responsibilities. The expanded roles are part of a recent review of key strategic priorities for the company and are designed to bring the company’s product development efforts closer to retail customers.

Tempur-Sealy-Rick ANDERSONEffective immediately, Anderson will be responsible for global research and development in addition to maintaining his current responsibilities for North American customer development.

“The evolving marketplace requires that we enhance collaboration with our retailers to bring meaningful innovation to the marketplace over the long term,” said Scott Thompson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tempur Sealy. “Rick will work closely with our Brand Marketing teams under Global Chief Marketing Officer Jay Spenchian to ensure the Tempur Sealy portfolio of products continues to drive retailer growth and profitability.”

Tempur-Sealy-Steve-RusingIn a related move, Steve Rusing, Senior Vice President of Retail Sales, will assume responsibility for the entire U.S. Sales effort. In this new role, Steve will oversee the development and execution of customer programs to achieve the company’s growth objectives.

“Steve has an impressive track record working with retailers to grow sales and profitability and is very well suited to take on this expanded role,” Anderson said. “Steve will continue to report to me but he will now have responsibility for the full portfolio of our valuable retailers.”

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About Tempur Sealy International, Inc.: Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is the world’s largest bedding provider. Tempur Sealy International develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The company’s brand portfolio includes many highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster. The world headquarters for Tempur Sealy International is in Lexington, KY.