Simmons names Tony Smith president of U.S. sales
August 30, 2010,
Smith will report to Simmons CEO Gary Fazio and is responsible for all U.S. sales functions as well as the company's Canadian business unit.
Paul Bognar, former Simmons Canada president, will report to Smith. Dominick Azevedo, executive vice president of sales, is leaving Simmons, the company announced.
Smith has more than 25 years of bedding experience. Before his tenure at IBC, he spent 22 years at Sealy, serving in various roles including vice president of sales and regional vice president. He was later named chief operating officer of Sealy Canada.
"I am honored to join Simmons, a company with a rich heritage and ongoing commitment to innovation, quality and world-class service," Smith said. "I look forward to working with the company's highly motivated leadership team to advance strategies and grow market share in the U.S. and Canada."