John Steele—a decade-long veteran of Jamison Bedding—has been promoted to the newly created position of director of sales for the company, announced Ken Hinman, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Steele will concentrate on building and supporting current Jamison business, expanding into new markets, and directing field sales operations in the southeast. He also will be responsible for implementing strategies that support the company’s newly established brand direction, “We Make Sleep Different.”
Steele reports to Hinman, who said the promotion is “extremely well deserved based on John’s knowledge of the industry, his longtime experience at Jamison and the energy and passion he’s demonstrated over the years.”
“Our business is growing and we’re focused on a number of new objectives,” Hinman noted. “This is an opportune time for someone with John’s expertise to provide additional support to our sales team.”
Based in Nashville, Steele joined Jamison in 2001 as a sales manager in Tennessee and northern Georgia. Before that he spent 15 years with Rhodes Furniture as a regional sales manager in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.
With Steele in place, Hinman said he will direct his own efforts toward developing and growing the company’s newly licensed Spring Air® brand in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and will concentrate on advancing the company’s substantial hotel and resort business.
For more information, visit www.jamisonbedding.com.
About Jamison Bedding: Jamison operates two mattress factories in Gallatin, TN and Albany, GA, serving more than 400 retailers in the southeast U.S. and major hotels and resorts worldwide. The company is the exclusive producer of Hypnos®-branded products, licensed by Hypnos Ltd. of Buckinghamshire, England which is the only supplier of mattresses and upholstered furniture to the British Crown. Jamison’s “We Make Sleep Different” brand position reflects its longtime ethic of producing high quality products, expressed today in contemporary and appealing mattress designs that deliver superior values to both retailers and consumers.