CARTHAGE, MO – Wood components manufacturer Leggett & Platt Inc. has hired industry veterans Bob O’Neill and his son Rob O’Neill to its Consumer Products Group, effective July 21. Bob has been named senior vice president of sales for the Top of Bed Division and will focus on the four top of bed categories within the CPG. Additionally, as a senior-level sales vice president, he will assist with and identify new opportunities with accounts on the CPG’s bedding support and ornamental bed categories.
Rob has been named vice president of product development and merchandising for the CPG’s Top of Bed Division. His responsibilities include product selection and introduction of the four top of bed categories mentioned above. He also will be responsible for: understanding end markets; distribution channels; tracking style trends; packaging; point of sale materials; and product literature.
In a related move, Richard Downing, formerly president of the company’s Top of Bed Division, has accepted the role of senior vice president of sales for the CPG. He will be responsible for specific national accounts, as well as assisting in the development of new channels.
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