Dormeo N.A. Names New VP of Operations

Jim Van Lear - PhotoAs a result of continuing growth and expansion of the mattress and pillow collection featuring Octaspring Technology, DORMEO N.A. has appointed industry veteran Jim Van Lear as the new Vice President of Operations, to oversee all aspects of operations and manufacturing for the Winchester, VA and Plano, TX facilities.

Jim brings over 30 years of bedding industry experience, including operating manufacturing plants in multiple locations for Sealy, Simmons and Spring Air. He spent the beginning of his career at Sealy before joining the Simmons Bedding Company and rising through the manufacturing and operations ranks. Most recently, Jim owned and operated SensoGel. He will be relocating to Dallas/Fort Worth to work in the DORMEO N.A. Headquarters, located in Plano, TX.

“Jim is a leader in the bedding industry, with a proven track record in creating efficiencies within plant operations; establishing a high level of safety, product quality, value and overall service,” said Jon Stowe, CEO of DORMEO N.A. “Jim brings not only years of experience to DORMEO but a clear understanding and knowledge of the industry to implement best practices and processes to help meet our growing demand and to take DORMEO N.A. to the next level.”

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About DORMEO: For more than 10 years, DORMEO has been a leading mattress brand in Europe and Asia. Making its North American debut in 2012, the company introduced its patented Octaspring in the U.S. Market. A breakthrough in mattress technology, the Octaspring's individual memory foam springs work together to form the core of the revolutionary Octaspring mattress. With its U.S. showroom and distribution centers in Plano, TX and Winchester, VA, DORMEO is part of the Studio Moderna Group, a leading European multi-channel direct marketing company.