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Ernest Lawrence Friedman

Ernest Lawrence Friedman, American manufacturing executive. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Fellow International Chiropractors Association (Distinguished Service award 1996); member International Sleep Products Association (chairman 1989-1990, president 1988-1989), Flexible Foam Council (Advisory award 1990), Better Sleep Council (chairman, board directors since 1985).

Background

  • Friedman, Ernest Lawrence was born on January 21, 1932 in Ulm, Germany. Came to the United States, 1940. Son of Walter Alexander and Claire (Bauland) Friedman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New York University, 1953.

    Career

    • Assistant buyer, department manager R.H. Macy Company, New York City, 1955-1957. Terrace manager The Englander Company, 1957-1962, sales manager Boston, 1962-1965. General sales manager Serta Mattress Company, Detroit, 1965-1977.

      Vice president marketing United States Bedding Company, St. Paul, 1977-1982. President King Koil Licensing Company, Inc., since 1982.

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1953-1955. Fellow International Chiropractors Association (Distinguished Service award 1996). Member International Sleep Products Association (chairman 1989-1990, president 1988-1989), Flexible Foam Council (Advisory award 1990), Better Sleep Council (chairman, board directors since 1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Theater, swimming.

    Connections

    • Married Sherry Beatrice Malin Gruber, October 16, 1957 (divorced June 1972) children: Jeffrey David, Lisa Ellyn. Married Shirley Marie Grosberg, July 20, 1972.
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    Born January 21, 1932
    • 1953
      New York University
    • 1955 - 1957
      Assistant, R.H. Macy Company
    • 1955 - 1957
      department manager, R.H. Macy Company
    • 1965 - 1977
      general sales manager, Serta Mattress Company
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1977 - 1982
      vice president, marketing United States Bedding Company
    • 1982
      president, King Koil Licensing Company