Valette Named Select Comfort Chairman
May 20, 2010,
MINNEAPOLIS-Jean-Michel Valette has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Select Comfort.
Valette, who has been a member of Select Comfort's board for more than 15 years, succeeds Ervin R. Shames, who will continue to serve as a member of the company's board. Currently, Valette is also chairman of Peet's Coffee and Tea and is a director on the board of The Boston Beer Co. Previously, he was non-executive chairman, president and managing director of Robert Mondavi Winery.
Along with the naming of Valette, the Select Comfort board has re-elected Bill McLaughlin, the company's president and chief executive officer, and David Kollar to new three-year terms as directors.