Vispring Announces New Managing Director

SteveHenningToday Vispring announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, Steve Henning, who will take up his post beginning January 11, 2016. Henning replaces Mike Meehan who steps down after twenty years. Mike has steadily grown the business, improved results and established Vispring internationally.

Henning joins Vispring from British technology pioneer, Dyson, where he was the company’s Global Account Director. Previous to that, Henning was President for Asia at the Franke Group, which - for more than 100 years - has specialized in high-end and luxury kitchen systems. Henning brings to his new role experience of the luxury interiors industry and an acute international perspective as a result of living and working in continental Europe, Asia and North America. Henning’s experience will be of vital importance to Vispring, which having doubled its overseas sales in the last ten years, continues to implement a strategic international growth program for the next five to ten years.

Recognized the world over for producing beds of exceptional quality, Vispring has never waived on its commitment to using the finest natural fibres and expert craftsmanship during its 113-year history.

“I am delighted to take the helm at Vispring," comments Henning. "The quality of its offering and the expertise of its skilled craftsmen ensure that the product speaks for itself. Our goal is to not only build the Vispring brand in new markets and forge new retail partnerships, but more fundamentally, to establish the luxury bed segment to ensure the Vispring brand is synonymous with luxury sleep across all markets.”

Rafael Gonzalez Beteré, CEO of the Flex Group, the Spanish parent company of Vispring, says: “Under Mike’s management Vispring has gone from strength to strength, growing and establishing a global footprint and category leadership that Steve will further expand.”

After a smooth period of transition, Mike will continue to assist the Flex Group as a board member of Vispring and its sister company, And So To Bed, Britain’s premium bedding and bedroom retailer.

The Flex Group is the world’s leading high-end bedding company and in addition to Vispring and And So to Bed, also owns E.S. Kluft& Co. of the USA, which trades under the Kluft and Aireloom brands.

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About Vispring: Vispring believes that your bed is a catalyst for a wealth of enticing possibilities; a day that follows a night in a Vispring bed is full of potential and positive energy. All Vispring mattresses are handmade to order in the company’s factory in Devon. It’s an uncompromising approach, but because sleep is such a deeply personal part of life, Vispring believes it’s the only way to guarantee that every bed is exquisitely comfortable and fits its owner like a glove; ensuring they can reap all the benefits of a full and healthy life.   Founded in 1901, Vispring now exports across the globe. Renowned as the first bed maker to produce an interior sprung mattress using a system of individually pocketed springs, it changed the way beds are made to this day. Vispring has never wavered from its original philosophy of using the best craftsmanship and quality materials to produce the finest beds in the world.