Vispring has appointed of a new managing mirector, Steve Henning, who takes up the reins from 11th January 2016. Henning replaces Mike Meehan who steps down after twenty years. Mike has steadily grown the business, improved results and established Vispring internationally.
Henning joins luxury British bed maker Vispring from British technology pioneer, Dyson, where he was the company’s global account director. Previous to that, Henning was President for Asia at the Franke Group, which for more than 100 years has specialised in high-end and luxury kitchen systems. Henning brings to his new role experience of the luxury interiors industry and an acute international perspective as a result of living and working in continental Europe, Asia and North America. Henning’s experience will be of vital importance to Vispring, which having doubled its overseas sales in the last ten years, continues to implement a strategic international growth programme for the next five to ten years.
Recognised the world over for producing beds of exceptional quality, Vispring has never waived on its commitment to using the finest natural fibres and expert craftsmanship during its 113-year history. Henning comments: “I am delighted to take the helm at Vispring, the quality of its offering and the expertise of its skilled craftsmen ensure that the product speaks for itself. Our goal is to not only build the Vispring brand in new markets and forge new retail partnerships, but more fundamentally, to establish the luxury bed segment to ensure the Vispring brand is synonymous with luxury sleep across all markets.”
Rafael Gonzalez Beteré, CEO of the Flex Group, the Spanish parent company of Vispring, says: “Under Mike’s management Vispring has gone from strength to strength, growing and establishing a global footprint and category leadership that Steve will further expand.”
After a smooth period of transition, Mike will continue to assist the Flex Group as a board member of Vispring and its sister company, And So To Bed, Britain’s premium bedding and bedroom retailer.
The Flex Group is the world’s leading high-end bedding company and in addition to Vispring and And So to Bed, also owns E.S. Kluft& Co. of the USA, which trades under the Kluft and Aireloom brands.