Alexandria, Virginia - The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has elected five new trustees for its board: Allyn Beard, A.H. Beard Pty Ltd; Michael Faus, Carpenter Co.; Ronnie Ford, Atlanta Attachment Co.; Eric Rhea, Leggett & Platt, Inc.; and Stephen Russo, Southerland Inc.
ISPA said that Gerry Borreggine, president of Therapedic International, will continue to chair the board, and. Ron Passaglia, president/ceo of Restonic Mattress Corp. will continue as vice chair. In addition, Ryan Trainer was elected president and Catherine Lyons treasurer.
Board members who continue as trustees include Rick Anderson, Tempur-Pedic International; Roger Coffey, Latexco West llc; Aslan Cohen, Spring Air Mexico SA de CV; Michael Crowell, Flexible Foam Products Inc.; John Larsen, Sound Sleep Products; David Roberts, Comfort Solutions by King Koil; Kathryn Roedel, Select Comfort Corp.; Ralph Rossdeutscher, Natura World Inc.; Fred Rullo, FXI-Foamex Innovations; Tony Smith, Simmons Bedding Co.; Stuart Spiller, Hickory Springs Mfg. Co. Inc.; Scott Veitzer, Omaha Bedding Co.; Tony Wolf, Wolf Corp.; and William (Don) Wright, Wright of Thomasville, Inc..
The Board thanked departing trustees Perry Davis, Leggett & Platt Inc., Hank Little, Atlanta Attachment Co., Ed Malechek, Carpenter Co., and Bryan Smith, Southerland Inc., who have completed their terms as trustees.
"Volunteers from companies in the bedding industry that serve on the Board of Trustees and our various committees are the life blood of this organization," noted Ryan Trainer. "Through their generous service, these individuals dedicate their time and share their wisdom for the betterment of the entire industry.