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Maureen Coffey Returns to Talalay Global as Director of International Sales

Maureen Coffey, the daughter of the founder of Latex Foam Products, predecessor to Talalay Global, has rejoined the company in the newly created position of director of international sales.

Coffey, whose father Bill Coffey founded the company in 1975, worked for Latex Foam Products for 25 years in a variety of sales and customer service posts before leaving the company in 2012.

Her new responsibilities include international OEM sales and OEM pillow sales in the U.S. and abroad. She also is Talalay Global’s liaison with Eclipse International, which produces the Pure Talalay Bliss line as part of a strategic partnership agreement signed last year.

In her previous stint at Latex Foam Products, she held positions in customer service, international sales, northeastern U.S. sales, and was sales manager for Pure Talalay Bliss.

Since leaving the company in 2012, Coffey has done volunteer work for numerous non-profit groups in Connecticut, including Griffin Hospital Development Fund and TEAM, a social service organization. Coffey is currently the inaugural chair of Women United, a division of United Way of America.

Her father retired from the company in 2003 and died in 2007 at age 80. Two of her brothers, Richard and John Coffey also were involved in the business for many years.

“Maureen is a true treasure and a wonderful ambassador for our company,” said Marc Navarre, CEO. “I could not be more pleased to have Maureen back on our team. Her enthusiasm, industry knowledge and deep customer relationships are already reaping benefits.”

“The management team that Marc has assembled is a very smart, creative group of people that are committed to strengthening Talalay Global’s foundation and insuring a strong future,” said Coffey. “Latex is in my blood. I bleed white. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to come back and help grow the business, and I have been humbled by the response from my former customers and from the employees at our factory.”

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