Strengthening its senior leadership team with a results-driven sales and business development executive, Talalay latex producer Talalay Global has named Jack Kurilla to the newly created role of vice president of business development. Kurilla brings more than 20 years of leadership in sales, product and business development across diverse product categories to the only U.S. producer of Talalay latex.
“Jack’s vast experience in the textiles, housewares and tabletop industries makes him perfectly suited for this new position as we embark on a plan to grow several areas of our business,” said Marc Navarre, who was named Talalay Global CEO in April. “He has a history of generating stellar results using omnichannel sales strategies.”
Since early 1998, Kurilla has led sales and marketing teams that have generated unprecedented results in both sales and profit. Working the past seven years with textile companies such as Excell, Glenoit, Designweave and SureFit.
“This is an exciting time to be a part of Talalay Global as we implement our plan to launch our new upscale brand and products at retail in North America,” Kurilla said. “Our proprietary Talalay latex process and unmatched research and development efforts will allow us to penetrate multiple distribution channels with unique high-end products.”
A resident of Madison, New Jersey, Kurilla holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Johnson and Wales University.
Talalay Global: Talalay Global is the only U.S. manufacturer of Talalay latex mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows, which are sold under many leading brand names through strategic business partners. The company also owns Pure Talalay Bliss, which sells luxury finished mattresses and pillows to mattress specialty stores and home furnishings retailers. Talalay latex sleep products provide a unique feel of comfort and support by gently conforming to body contours, while providing a naturally resilient and healthy sleep environment. More than 150 employees produce mattress cores, toppers and pillows utilizing the innovative Talalay molding process in the company’s Shelton, Connecticut, facility.