New Latex International Exec to Oversee Operations Development

Cherie BraggLatex International welcomes Cherie Bragg to the company in the newly created position of vice president of operations – continuous improvement. Her key responsibilities will include helping employees identify opportunities for streamlining internal business practices with a focus on eliminating workplace waste. Bragg will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Fisher.

A business leader skilled in lean leadership and continuous improvement practices, Bragg brings with her more than a decade of experience in helping companies gain greater operational efficiency. She has experience improving critical business practices and managing processes of creating, implementing and ensuring company-wide strategic plans, including the establishment of appropriate metrics to track performance. Prior to joining Latex International Bragg, she was responsible for implementing a lean manufacturing program at W.W. Grainger, and before that as director of operations at Alliance Energy Solutions.

“We are very excited to have someone with Cherie’s experience join Latex International. She brings decades of unparalleled operations and workplace excellence to our team. Her vast knowledge in continuous improvement brings a unique combination of skills necessary to lead the company in this area and propel our growth further,” said Latex International President and Chief Executive Officer David Fisher. “There is a tremendous opportunity for us and I believe Cherie’s fresh perspective and experience make her the ideal candidate to lead the charge toward better business practices.”

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About Latex International: Founded in 1975, Latex International is the world’s largest manufacturer of latex mattresses and pillows, sold under many leading brand names through strategic business partners. Talalay Latex sleep products offer unsurpassed durability and levels of weightless comfort. More than 200 employees produce mattress cores, toppers and pillow buns utilizing both the Talalay and Dunlop manufacturing processes. Latex International manufactures latex in Shelton, CT and manages over 10 distribution and fabrication centers throughout the world.