Symbol Appoints Industry Veteran to Regional Sales Manager Post

Jim O'Toole Photo 3-2016Bedding veteran James O’Toole has been appointed Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Symbol Mattress Company, announced Mike McQuiston, Executive Vice President.

In his new position, effective March 1, O’Toole will report jointly to McQuiston and to Nick Hrkman, Symbol Sales Manager. He will continue to be based in Myersville, Md.

Before joining Symbol Mattress, O’Toole worked for 20 years in a number of sales management posts for Sealy, Inc. from 1995 to 2013, and subsequently for Tempur-Sealy International until November of 2015. Tempur-pedic acquired Sealy in 2013.

Most recently, O’Toole served as Regional Sales Director for the North Atlantic region for Tempur-Sealy from January 2014 to November 2015. In that post he was responsible for 18 account managers and field sales coordinators in New York, New Jersey, the Philadelphia area, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont.

“Jim has proven expertise in new business development, in creating merchandising and advertising strategies to help drive bottom line results, and in team building, training and leadership,” McQuiston noted. “We’re very excited to have him on the Symbol team and we’re extremely confident of the level of sales contributions he’ll make in the Northeast.”

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About Symbol Mattress: Founded in 1962, Symbol Mattress is a Top 12 U.S. bedding producer dedicated to providing quality, comfort and value to retailers and offers a broad spectrum of mattress products at retail price points ranging from promotional to premium. Prominent collections include the company’s Signature and Comfort 4U lines, along with the new Unite series. The company has seven manufacturing locations in Reading, Pa.; Jasper, Ala.; Watertown, Wis.; Orlando, Fla.; Dayville, Conn. and Olive Branch, Miss., along with its factory and corporate headquarters in Richmond, Va.