E.S. Kluft & Co. has added two well-known industry sales executives to its leadership team. Bill Visser becomes vice president of sales for the western region, and Brett Swygman will be vice president of sales for the central region. Both join one of the most experienced sales organizations in the industry, led by Dominick Azevedo, executive vice president of sales. The team is rounded out with Chad Megard, who is senior vice president of sales for the eastern region and Canada, and Doug Kinde, vice president of national accounts.
Prior to joining Kluft, Visser was regional vice president of western U.S. and Canada for bedding supplier Boyd Sleep, and prior to that role was regional vice president of sales for Simmons Bedding. In addition to his 21 years in the wholesale side of the industry, Visser has 11 years of retail experience with RC Willey Furniture. Visser attended Weber University and currently lives in Kaysville, Utah, with his family.
Swygman’s 16-year career has been with Simmons. Most
recently, he was vice president of store success with Simmons. He joined the company in 2001 as a sales representative. During his time with the company, he was a territory manager and was also director of sales education and development when he created the company’s sales training curriculum. Swygman lives in Cumming, Ga., and he graduated from Ottawa University
“We have assembled a powerful executive sales team who have all worked together before,” noted Azevedo. “We know each other very well and that enables us to deliver exceptional service and support to our retailers.”
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About E.S. Kluft & Co,: Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., E.S. Kluft & Co.’s two brands are Aireloom and Kluft. Kluft is its most luxurious brand available through Bloomingdale’s and other discriminating retailers. Future plans include international distribution of Aireloom, its iconic American luxury brand. Aireloom offers artisanal quality and legacy features such as, hand-tied coils and hand side-stitching in the best-in-class category. These quality designs feature cutting edge, patented production methods.
E.S. Kluft & Company is owned by the Flex Group, based in Madrid, Spain. The Flex Group is one of the world’s top 10 global sleep producer with a strong presence in the Spanish, Portuguese and South American markets. With its brands Kluft, Aireloom, Vispring and And So To Bed, the Flex Group is the leading company in high end bedding.