Boyd Specialty Sleep Appoints Jeremy Kates to Director of Internet Operations

Boyd Specialty Sleep has appointed Jeremy Kates to the newly created position of director of internet operations, announced Dennis Boyd, company President.

In his new post, Kates will manage all of the producer’s online functions and multiple web sites, focusing on strategies that will create a strong presence both for the Boyd name and for each of the company’s product brands.

“More than 50 percent of consumers consult the internet before making a purchase,” Boyd said, “and our objective is to effectively reach them with our brand messaging before they begin the shopping process.”

Boyd’s current domain portfolio involves as many as six web sites including,, and

“In managing our entire IT initiative,” Boyd added, “Jeremy will refine our current platforms and develop new ways to leverage online technologies to drive our business.”

Before joining Boyd, Kates had worked since 2010 as a marketing director for, a Chicago-based automotive site dedicated to matching consumers with new and used cars, car insurance companies and auto financing firms. Before that he founded and headed jfknet Inc., a digital marketing consultancy, for 14 years.

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About Boyd Specialty Sleep: Founded in 1977, Boyd Specialty Sleep dedicates itself to quality, innovation and excellence in a range of highly diversified specialty sleep products. The company, based in the St. Louis area, has earned more than 30 patents for its innovations and is strategically focused on the health and safety of consumers and on the environmental impact of its products and processes.