Foam manufacturer and boxed bedding producer NCFI has turned to industry veteran Dan Manning to lead the company’s move into boxed beds for retailers. To the role of North American bedding sales manager—a new position for the company—Manning brings a decade of sales experience in consumer products and business-to-business sales for major names in the mattress industry.
Long known as a foam supplier and private-label boxed bed manufacturer, NCFI is now using its industry expertise to develop a line of mattresses for retailers looking to capitalize on the category’s growth.
“Dan is well-respected throughout the bedding industry and his knowledge, specific to the specialty sleep category, is unmatched,” said Chris Bradley, executive vice president of the company’s consumer products division. “His depth of industry knowledge, competitiveness and energy make him the perfect fit to help us grow our consumer products division, as well as work on expanding our private label manufacturing.”
Manning has held key sales positions with a number of the industry’s leading foam and latex suppliers, including Talalay Global, and FXI. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales for Belgium latex manufacturer Atilat. Manning joined the bedding industry in 2010 as an inside sales representative for FXI. In 2014 he joined Latex International, now Talalay Global, as vice president of sales where he focused on national accounts and product development.
“This is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of building a new division at NCFI for boxed beds,” Manning said. “Being tasked with growing the consumer products division in North America at such a dynamic time in the boxed bed category is an exciting charge I’m eager to tackle.”
Manning received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Arcadia University. He currently lives in Huntersville, N.C.
About NCFI: Founded in 1964, Mount Airy, North Carolina-based NCFI, manufactures polyurethane foam chemical systems for spray foam (SPF), geotechnical, agricultural, roofing, marine flotation, packaging, specialty molding, and many other uses. The company also offers a complete line of flexible foams for furniture seating, transportation seating, bedding, carpet underlay, and packaging. In addition to its manufacturing facility in Mount Airy, North Carolina, NCFI operates plants in Dalton, Georgia, and Salt Lake City, Utah. NCFI is part of the Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, Inc. family of companies.