Alexandria, Virginia – Scott Tinsley is the new chair of the Board of Trustees at the International Sleep Products Association. Tinsley is vice president for sales at Serta Simmons Bedding.
He replaces Eric Rhea, who resigned from the position ahead of his retirement from Leggett & Platt.
The new vice chair will be Hank Little, president of Atlanta Attachment. Bryan Smith, president and CEO of Southerland, will remain the board’s past chair.
‘ISPA has done great work supporting our industry for years, particularly during these most unusual and unprecedented times,’ Tinsley said. ‘It is important that the manufacturing and supplier communities continue their involvement and participation. Inclusion is so important for our future. I look forward to serving my term as ISPA chair and continue working with this incredible group of industry professionals as we plan for the future of ISPA.’
Three new trustees have also been elected: Nick Bates, president of Spring Air International; Shaun Pennington, president of Diamond Mattress; and Greg Trzcinski, president of The Original Mattress Factory.
Laura Brewick of Serta Simmons, Rion Morgenstern of Pleasant Mattress, David Schwantes of Sleep Number, Charles Davis of Jones Family of Companies, Ben Ducatteeuw of Latexco and ISPA president Ryan Trainer were re-elected as trustees for a further two years.
Meanwhile, Brent Limer, chief strategy officer at Latexco, has been named as chair of the Better Sleep Council. Norman Enix, director of environmental, health and safety at Elite Comfort Solutions, is to chair the Sleep Products Safety Council. And Bill Creekmuir, president of Pinnacle Search Partners, will chair ISPA’s Statistics Committee.