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Protect-A-Bed Adds Wingate to Team
By Home Furnishings Business in Executive Changes on May 24, 2013
Don Wingate has been named key accounts manager of the furniture retail division for Protect-A-Bed, a supplier of bedding protection products.
Wingate, a furniture industry veteran, will oversee the company's focus to sell its line-up of products to home furnishings customers.
"Protect-A-Bed is well-known for its home furnishings lines, including mattress protectors, mattress pads and bedding protection kits," said James Bell, Protect-A-Bed CEO. "By adding Don to the team, we can expand our leadership and expertise in this industry."
Wingate will work with current and prospective customers across the country to educate them on the benefits of creating a healthy sleep zone and protecting their bedding investment.
Prior to joining Protect-A-Bed, Wingate served in a variety of sales and business development roles in the home furnishings industry. Wingate spent the last seven years as a regional sales manager for Furniture/Today and the past year and a half as the associate publisher of Kids Today. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, including previous positions at Reed Business Information and Salem Distributing Co.
Wingate graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's in communication in 2002.