A SPOTLIGHT ON:
The Manufacturing Leader of Bedding Industries of America
The V.P. of Production at Bedding Industries of America, the founding factory of the Eclipse International group located in North Brunswick, N.J.
In this edition:
We ask five questions to Gregg Tanis;
Q: Gregg, how long have you been with Bedding Industries of America (BIA) and what attracted you to the company in the first place?
A: I’ve been with the company for 7 years. Prior to BIA, I was living in Florida working for Corsicana. I always worked for factories of large corporations whose activities (operating procedures) were centrally dictated and, consequently, leaving little room for input and creativity. BIA is a custom house, quite different, offering brand new challenges on a daily basis.
Q: How does working for BIA differ from working for Sealy and other large bedding manufacturers?
A: A thing that I love about this place is that it feels like you’re working with friends and family, never a stagnant environment.
Q: What is the most critical aspect of your job?
A: Three things: Safety, Quality, and Productivity. About Safety; you have to have a safe environment that is not hazardous to our team members. About Quality, everyone needs to understand craftsmanship; this is a business with limited use of automation, we rely on employees’ craftsmanship. Finally, about Productivity; you have to stay current with updated technology and continuously improve upon Standard Operating Procedures.
Q: The industry is constantly evolving. E-commerce and Bed-In-The-Box sales continue to rise. How do you see those trends affecting the operations of bedding factories like yours?
A: To remain current, you have to be aware of trends and be proactive to continue to stay current.
Q: I see that when the weather is warm, you enjoy riding a motorcycle. Do you have any other hobbies?
A: I spend time with my two boys. I enjoy music and built a music studio in my basement, which honestly, is used more by my boys than me.
We congratulate Gregg on leadership and accomplishments at Bedding Industries of America.
And so it goes…….
Gregg Tanis, Staff Meeting
Gregg Tanis, BIA Factory
Gregg Tanis, Elis Oliveira,
Sughra Zaidi, BIA Picnic
Gregg Tanis, BIA Picnic
Gregg Tanis, BIA Executive Holiday Party
Gregg Tanis, Sugrha Zaidi, Mike Campbell
Big G’s MC