Armando Murillo joins Spring Air International in new VP role
David Perry -- Furniture Today, February 26, 2013
BOSTON — Spring Air International has appointed industry veteran Armando Murillo to the newly created position of vice president of business development. He reports to Rick Robinson, president of Spring Air.
Murillo, whose appointment is effective March 1, will be responsible for generating new business for the Top 12 bedding producer and for working with existing retail accounts.
"Armando's 18-year career in the bedding and furniture industries adds strong, veteran experience to our leadership team," said Robinson. "Over those years he worked in executive-level posts for a number of high-profile companies and brands, and we're very pleased to welcome him to Spring Air."
Since 1995, Murillo has worked in sales management positions with home brands including Sealy, Serta and Palliser Furniture. He also was with a number of retailers, including Los Angeles-based Sit 'n Sleep and The Brick in Toronto.
From 2011 to early this year, Murillo was vice president and general manager of Mattress World, the 32-store sleep specialty chain owned by Art Van Furniture. Before that he was vice president of merchandising for Dallas-based Mattress Giant from 2008 to 2010.