Ed Bates rejoins Spring Air as VP
December 8, 2008,
Bates was one of the leaders of a group of eight independent licensees who sold their businesses in June 2007 to create a unified Spring Air. Since then, he had worked as a part-time consultant to the company.
"I love this brand, our people and our customers. It was hard for me to sit on the sidelines and I wanted to get back into what I think is a very exciting company," said Bates. "We are returning to our roots as a Back Supporter company and an aggressive value brand, which is right where we need to be. Further, the current management team has done a wonderful job fixing the service and quality issues that had plagued the company."