OMI Appoints Jeff Bader to CEO Position

The second generation is taking the reins at Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI), as Jeff Bader has been named chief executive officer. OMI was founded by his father, Walt Bader, who will assume the role of company chairman.

Jeff Bader has an extensive background in global trade, logistics and international freight. He joins OMI from his position as executive vice president and CIO with Miami-based Freight Logistics, a worldwide transportation and logistics-solutions provider he helped found in 2001. During his tenure at Freight Logistics, Bader held a number of positions including information systems manager, general manager and director of technology. He is also a board member of Freight Logistics International.

“Jeff’s incredible entrepreneurial spirit and technical prowess will undoubtedly shepherd OMI through its next stages of growth,” Walt Bader said. “I look forward to having him on our executive team, and to have the opportunity to work closely with him in implementing new and exciting strategies for OMI.”

Jeff Bader has been a member of the OMI board since 2011 and is an active member in a number of logistics organizations including Warehousing Education and Research Council and the International Warehouse Logistics Association.

“I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for OMI,” Jeff Bader said. “As the true leader in the organic sleep products category, the future is bright for OMI as more and more consumers turn toward organics for healthy sleep. I’m eager to execute smart logistics and warehousing schematics into our business model to improve upon our efficiencies.”

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About OMI: OMI is a full-circle environmental company dedicated to supporting America’s organic and sustainable farmers. The company is the nation's number one manufacturer of organic mattresses under the Organicpedic brand. OMI was the first company to achieve USDA “Certified Organic” status for a complex textile (mattress). It was the first company to challenge the CPSC and proved that its products could pass flammability regulations without fire barriers or suppressants; the first to develop a method of sanitizing certified organic raw materials; and the first company to use certified organic 100 percent natural latex cores in its products. OMI’s handmade custom organic mattresses are manufactured in Northern California in the first and only large-scale Eco-Factory dedicated to the manufacturing of certified organic products. OMI mattresses qualify under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s LEEDs indoor air-quality program.