HS Manufacturing, LLC (“Hickory Springs”), a division of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (“HSM”), has named veteran home furnishings leader Doug Guffey to the position of director of sales for the company’s bedding products. In this role, Guffey will be responsible for all sales associates and product managers in the bedding business, as well as assist in bringing new products to market. He will report to Tim Witherell, vice president and general manager of Hickory Springs bedding products.
Doug joins Hickory Springs after eighteen years with Corsicana Mattress Company, where he served as a national accounts executive, prior to which he was director of national accounts. In addition, he also served as the president of Sleep Inc., a branded division of Corsicana Bedding. Throughout his time with Corsicana, he also served as General Manager of Operations at Corsicana’s facility in Shelbyville, TN.
Earlier in his career, Doug was general manager of operation for Holder Mattress Company in Kokomo, IN., and prior to that, plant manager for Spring Air’s Alabama and Indiana franchises.
Guffey currently serves as chairman of the leading industry group the Mattress Recycling Council. He joined the council’s board of directors in 2015. He also served on the board of trustees for the International Sleep Products Association from 2013 to 2019.
“We’re thrilled to have Doug join our Hickory Springs team. His deep bedding industry knowledge, leadership skills and previous experience in many facets of our business will enable him to make immediate contributions to further growing our market-share and sales,” said Witherell. “He’s joining a strong leadership team that enables us to keep up with this rapidly-changing industry.”
A resident of the Corsicana, Texas area, Guffey studied business at Indiana University Kokomo.
As one of the largest divisions of HSM, Hickory Springs is well-known as one of the primary producers of component parts for the bedding and furniture industries. Its product lines include foam fabrication, formed steel and drawn wire, sleeper mechanisms, consumer-ready roll-packed mattresses and mattress components including innersprings, pocket coils, and new glue-free, high-density fabric-encased coil systems made of recyclable materials.
About HSM: HSM is a privately held company based in Hickory, North Carolina, with more than 30 manufacturing plants in 14 states. In addition to its core furniture and bedding markets, HSM also serves a growing range of customers in the transportation, packaging, healthcare, apparel and other industries.