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Don Wingate joins Protect-A-Bed's furniture retail division

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CHICAGO — Don Wingate has been named key accounts manager of the furniture retail division at Protect-A-Bed, a provider of bedding protection products. Wingate, a furniture industry veteran, will oversee the company's efforts to sell its full lineup of products to home furnishings customers.

"Protect-A-Bed is well-known for its home furnishings lines, including mattress protectors, mattress pads and bedding protection kits," said CEO James Bell. "By adding Don to the team, we can expand our leadership and expertise in this industry."

Wingate said he will work with current and prospective customers to educate them on the benefits of creating a healthy sleep zone and protecting their bedding investment.

"Consumers are learning the need to protect mattresses and pillows against dust mites, which are a major cause of asthma, allergies and eczema," he said. "They are also looking for ways to protect themselves from the recent national bed bug infestation."

Prior to joining Protect-A-Bed, Wingate was a regional sales manager for Furniture/Today for the past seven years and was associate publisher of Kids Today for the past year and a half. He has worked in the industry for more than 10 years, including previous positions at Reed Business Information and Salem Distributing Co.

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