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Jim Nation Named President of Five Star Mattress Company


November 9, 2009 - Officials at Five Star Mattress and Serta International announced on November 2nd. that Jim Nation has been named President of Five Star Mattress Company.  


Nation is a thirty-plus year veteran of the mattress industry and previously held management positions at Spring Air, Sealy and Basset Bedding.  Nation was also a former Chairman of ISPA.  


“I am excited to lead Five Star Mattress,” says Nation.  “I see a great opportunity to fulfill the vision of a national, value-price brand with big brand quality and capabilities.”  


About Five Star® Mattress

Five Star Mattress was launched in January 2008 by AOT Holdings, which is owned by Ares Management and the Ontario Teachers Pension Fund. Five Star’s products are manufactured exclusively by Serta®, which is also part of the AOT Holdings portfolio. The company’s goal is grow its retail partners’ businesses by supplying high-quality products at exceptional values.


About Serta®

Serta is a bedding brand leader and the manufacturer of the best selling premium mattress in America, The Serta Perfect Sleeper®, the upscale Perfect Day® collection and the elegant Vera Wang by Serta® Collection. As the leading provider of mattresses to the hospitality industry, Serta partners with hotel groups such as Hilton Hotels, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Bellagio Hotel, Wyndham Hotels, Omni Hotels, Choice Hotels, Accor Hotels and many more.


Serta has 23 U.S. and four Canadian manufacturing plants.  In addition, Serta is distributed internationally in 60 other countries.  With its worldwide network, Serta is able to respond quickly to customers’ needs while still preserving strict control standards to ensure the highest quality products.


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