In an effort to support the brand's expansion, Utah-based bedding accessories maker, Malouf, announced the appointment of three district managers who are hired to oversee growing sales for existing clients and responsible for adding new accounts to the Malouf roster. Jesse Gibbs, Eric Holmstead and Jeff Holmstead have each been named to the position of district manager. This change supports Malouf’s growth and strengthens the brand’s customer support.
“We’ve spent the last few years expanding and restructuring our sales team in response to growth,” said CEO Sam Malouf. “We took a long look at where we want to be in the industry and what changes could get us there. One of those changes was to put in place these three district managers to drive the future growth we’re aiming for, and we can already see the impact they are having.”
By helping existing accounts improve accessories attachment rates, providing tools and training for sales associates, and prospecting new accounts in each district, the new district managers will oversee growth in their respective markets. In addition, they will hire and train new Malouf territory account managers.
Bringing leadership and a fresh perspective to the company, Jesse Gibbs has been named Malouf’s district manager for the Eastern U.S., an area of 24 states. Previously serving as Quickstart Business Coach for Harris Research Inc., Gibbs helped the Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchisees license their new businesses and achieve operating profitably.
A native of Paradise, Utah, Gibbs earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He also completed military leadership school with the United States Army and sales training courses at Michigan State University Kalamazoo.
Eric Holmstead will serve as district manager for the central district, overseeing accounts in 13 states located in the Central U.S. He previously served as a territory manager for the company.
Prior to joining Malouf, Eric spent nearly a decade in the auto repair industry. He most recently served with Hyrum Tire, where he was responsible for auto repairs, reorders and inventory management, customer satisfaction and training new employees. Eric attended Utah State University, though he admits his best preparation for managing a sales district has been raising triplets with his wife Melissa.
Jeff Holmstead had been named district manager for the Western U.S., overseeing sales and development for retailers in 13 states. Prior to joining Malouf, Jeff managed Downeast, a furniture and clothing store in Logan, Utah, for eight years. In this role, he managed 20 employees and oversaw sales, hiring and scheduling for the retail location.
Born in Bedford, Texas, he attended Utah State University, where he earned an associate degree. Supporting Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) and anti-child trafficking initiatives, Jeff also donates time to the Malouf Foundation.
“This transition to our sales team will add a new level of strategy for our retail partners,” said Malouf VP of Sales Mike Douglas. “The district managers have a full array of trend data, marketing materials and training implements that they can utilize to create custom solutions for retailers. We know this will have a measurable impact on growth and success for our partners.”
About Malouf: Malouf combines ambition and innovation to produce bedding accessories that focus on meticulous design and construction for superior comfort and value. Since 2003, the company has developed bedding products at its Logan, Utah headquarters, creating a full range of sleep products backed by excellent warranties, industry-leading shipping and distinguished customer support.