Alexandria, Virginia - The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has announced that Englander Sleep Products has rejoined ISPA.
Englander had recently left the association citing a conflict of interests with former ISPA chairman and ceo of Tempur-Pedic, Rick Anderson, who had filed a law-suit against a number of mattress makers, including Englander, for infringement of Tempur-Pedic's mattress construction using viscoelastic polyurethane foam.
Anderson recently resigned as chairman of ISPA. His replacement, Don Wright of Wright of Thomasville, said Englander's decision is a "huge step in the right direction." Dick Doyle, president and ceo of ISPA, has now also resigned, a 13 Aug statement from the association revealed.
"We're returning to ISPA because we need a strong voice in Washington and change within the organisation," said Englander ceo, Kevin Toman. "I felt with the changes that have occurred, it was time to come back." Toman added that he hopes other members will start evaluating the need for ISPA and come back as well.
Anatomic Global Inc and Carpenter Co. had also left the association recently. (RD)