Paramount Sleep staff, suppliers and affiliates from across the country recently gathered in Norfolk, Va., for the company’s annual meeting and awards dinner. The company recognized suppliers and sales representatives for their accomplishments in 2014 and gave a special award to Chairman of the Board Arthur Diamonstein for his 60 years of service to the company.
“He has been an inspiration, a true leader—a quiet leader,” said President Richard Fleck of Diamonstein’s lifetime service to the bedding industry. “He has been a great mentor.”
Diamonstein joined the company in 1954 after serving in the Korean War. He started out as a truck driver in the shipping department and worked his way up to assistant secretary and then vice president, becoming president of the company in 1980.
“Dad has taught us all about commitment. Whenever he commits to a cause or course of action, it has always been important for him to see it through,” recalled Arthur’s son Richard Diamonstein, managing director of Paramount Sleep.
“The professional quality I respect most in my father is his integrity,” said his son Jamie Diamonstein, Paramount Sleep managing director. “When you look up ‘integrity’ in the dictionary, his picture should be there.”
Paramount Sleep also recognized suppliers for outstanding service in 2014, including:
-Randy Wiles of Innofa, 2014 Top Gun Award (Sales Representative of the Year)
-Leggett & Platt, Inc., 2014 Supplier of the Year for Innovation
The company also recognized two members of its sales team at the meeting, including:
-Mary Goldburg, 2014 Diamond Award (Salesperson of the Year)
-Kelly Wernersbach, 2014 Rookie of the Year
Paramount Sleep began recognizing outstanding suppliers with an awards dinner in 2008. The company believes that business partnerships should be mutually beneficial and that all contributors to the success of the company should be recognized.
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About Paramount Sleep: Paramount Sleep is a third generation, family owned mattress manufacturer based in Norfolk, Va. For more than 80 years the company has remained one of the industry’s premier suppliers of high quality mattress systems. Available at many top retailers in the country, the company currently produces handcrafted mattresses under seven unique brand names: A.H. Beard, Back Performance, Boutique Hotel, Doc in a Box, GoodNite, HD Super Duty, and Nature’s Spa.