HICKORY, N.C.–Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, one of the nation’s largest integrated manufacturers and an international supplier of components for the furniture and bedding industries, has hired Eric Geiger as corporate director of foam research and development-organic growth.
Geiger joins the flexible polyurethane foam research and development team at Hickory Springs’s foam plant in Conover, N.C. His direct responsibilities are the internal growth of new foam products and new process development.
Geiger brings to Hickory Springs an extensive background in polyurethane foam with over 21 years of experience. He spent the past three years as global research and development manager with fire retardant producer Albemarle Corporation. Previously he was director of research and development with Urethane Soy Systems.