The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce its newest staff member, Jane Kitchen, who joins the ISPA team as editor of BedTimes magazine. A seasoned writer and editor, Kitchen brings more than 18 years of editorial experience to the 96-year-old publication.
In her new role, Kitchen will cover mattress industry news and trends for ISPA members and other manufacturers and suppliers, and will set the editorial tone and direction of the publication.
“I’m thrilled to be joining ISPA and BedTimes,” said Kitchen. “It’s exciting to be involved in such an innovative industry, and also with a publication with such a rich and well-established history.”
Kitchen began her career in the home furnishings industry in 2002 as editor of the juvenile products trade publication Kids Today, which covers the manufacturing, selling and regulation of furniture, gear, mattresses and textile products for children ages 0-12.
In addition, Kitchen’s work has been featured in Earnshaw’s, Hispanic Magazine, homefurnishings.com, Home Textiles Today, Furniture Today, Playthings, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, The Fashion Times, The South Florida Gourmet, and Miami Today.
“Jane’s longstanding experience in and connections to the mattress industry make her a perfect fit for this position,” noted Mary Helen Uusimaki, ISPA vice president of membership and communications. “She’s a sought-after industry expert with extensive knowledge of trends, product functionality and innovation. She will be a huge asset to ISPA.”
Published by ISPA, BedTimes is the only monthly magazine devoted to the mattress manufacturing industry. It has been bringing the industry news and information to improve their businesses since 1917 and each month reaches thousands of dedicated readers around the globe.
Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the growth, profitability and stature of the mattress industry. As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA represents mattress manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world.
ISPA provides a wide range of services that benefit its membership. These include exclusive industry surveys and statistics, advocacy support, educational offerings, the industry’s ISPA EXPO trade show, safety research through its Sleep Products Safety Council, consumer research and education through its Better Sleep Council, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications, and more.