The Better Sleep Council Announces New Leaders and Members

Continuing their ongoing support of the mattress industry, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) has announced several leadership changes and welcomed two new members. As the consumer education division of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), the BSC spearheads outreach programs and conducts consumer research that support the vitality and growth of the industry.

Mark Hobson, president of Colonial LLC, will be taking over for Pete Bils, vice president of sleep science and research for Select Comfort Corporation, as BSC Chair when Bils’ term as Chair ends at the council’s next meeting at the ISPA EXPO 2016. Dan Schecter, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Carpenter Co., will be joining Hobson as Vice Chair. Boasting a broad variety of skill sets and experience, the new officers will help guide the council’s activities during their two-year terms.

“I congratulate our new BSC leadership and members, and thank Pete for the time and creativity he has devoted to the Council during his term as Chair,” noted ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “As the BSC plans for the future, input from these seasoned professionals will be instrumental as the Council moves forward with its new initiatives. We are fortunate to have such a high level of interest from our members to participate on this important ISPA committee. I thank each of them and their companies for volunteering their time and effort to serve the industry in this way.”

The council also welcomes Marcus Baffoe-Bonnie, director of retail marketing of Tempur Sealy International, Don Wright, chairman and chief marketing officer of Wright Global Graphics Solutions and Julia Rosien, brand director of Restonic Mattress Corporation.

With a long heritage of supporting the council as ISPA Chair, Restonic President and CEO Ron Passaglia understands how important the BSC is for the bedding industry as a whole. “When you serve an organization like ISPA or the BSC, you’re given the opportunity to create close working relationships that augment our collective brain trust, which in turn benefits our individual companies,” Passaglia explained. “By investing in ISPA, we help protect and nurture our own livelihoods. Plus it’s good stewardship.”

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About the Better Sleep Council: Established in 1979, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) is the consumer education division of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). The BSC is devoted to educating the public about the importance of sleep to good health and quality of life, and about the value of the sleep system and sleep environment in pursuit of a good night's sleep.