David Wachendorfer, Thomas Sliwa join Comfort Solutions in development posts
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, March 29, 2013
WILLOWBROOK, Ill. — Top 10 bedding producer Comfort Solutions has hired industry veteran David Wachendorfer as vice president of business development for the Midwest region and Thomas Sliwa in the newly created post of brand development manager.
Wachendorfer, who reports to Dave Roberts, president and chief operating officer, most recently was vice president of sales development and retail training at Tempur-Pedic, where he held a number of sales management posts since joining the company in 2005.
Earlier, he worked in management, sales and training with several mattress retailers, including the former Dallas-based Mattress Giant and with Atlanta-based Mattress King.
As brand development manager, Sliwa will be primarily responsible for coordinating product design and brand imaging and for helping develop marketing programs. He reports to Ken Swinarski, vice president of creative development.
Before joining Comfort Solutions, Sliwa had worked since 2001 in national accounts and business management posts at Chicago-based Amme Promotions and Tomken Management, among other Chicago companies. From 1999 to 2001 he was national accounts marketing coordinator for the former Spring Air Co., where he worked with current Comfort Solutions chief Roberts.
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