Shoemaker Named to Head Comfort Solutions International King Koil Business

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WILLOWBROOK, Ill.-Comfort Solutions has promoted Owen Shoemaker to the newly created position of senior vice president of its international King Koil licensing business.

In his new role, Shoemaker is in charge of increasing King Koil's presence and ensuring the brand's marketing consistency throughout the world. He also retains his responsibilities in product innovation and marketing. He reports directly to Dave Roberts, Comfort Solutions' president and CEO.

Shoemaker joined the company in 2009 as vice president of product development. He was named senior vice president of product marketing and development in 2010.

Currently, Comfort Solutions has 37 overseas licensees that serve 80 countries. This includes its most recent license agreement, signed with a licensee based in Shanghai, now known as King Koil-China.

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