Bob Sabalaskey - VP of Manufacturing and Product Engineering
A 30-year veteran of the mattress and furniture industries, Mr. Sabalaskey is a former
Vice President of Manufacturing and R&D for Serta, joining the company in 1995.
During his tenure, Serta became the first U.S. producer to comply with California’s
TB603 fire-retardant (FR) regulation. He also earned several patents for product design
while at Serta and has a pending patent in the FR field.
Along with his reputation as a mattress industry expert in fire science, Mr. Sabalaskey
has decades of hands-on experience in manufacturing efficiency, product design and
value engineering in both the bedding and furniture arenas.
Before his years at Serta, he was a Director of Engineering and Product Development
for the former Schnadig Furniture Corp. in Chicago and for Smith Brothers of Berne,
based in Indiana.
Mr. Sabalaskey has been a speaker and presenter at industry seminars and events
sponsored by the International Sleep Products Association and the Consumer Product
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