Ergomotion has promoted Gui Peres to chief operating officer, a role in which he will oversee the company’s day-to-day business operations worldwide, manage departmental budgets and supervise customer service. The announcement comes on the heels of former Ergomotion COO Johnny Griggs’ retirement.
In 2007, Peres joined Ergomotion’s sales and marketing team and continued his upward trajectory with the company, serving as managing director of international sales during the challenging times of 2008 and 2009, in which he was able to grow the international business.
He was later promoted to vice president of global sales and founded the European subsidiary of Ergomotion. Peres most recently was president of Ergomotion’s Wellness Division, launching the company’s first consumer-focused product, Dawn House, followed by the ErgoSportive bed, and has been a key growth driver for the company.
Griggs has been with Ergomotion since 2008 when he joined the team as vice president of U.S. sales. In 2015, he was promoted to COO, playing a pivotal role in guiding Ergomotion and developing growth strategy. Upon retirement, he will take on a consultant role for Ergomotion and the company’s Mexico manufacturing, as well as mergers and acquisitions, bringing strategic advisement to the company with his invaluable 40 years of experience in the bedding industry.
“The passion and certainty I have for Ergomotion’s position as the largest adjustable base provider globally is unwavering,” said Griggs. “As I look back on my time with the company, my greatest achievement is bringing together an extraordinary executive team that included Gui Peres, who were responsible for building Ergomotion to what it is today. The company is positioned to capitalize on the growing category within the bedding industry and I’m confident Peres will guide Ergomotion to new successes.”