Gold Bond promotes from the inside for the head of the finance department

Independent bedding manufacturer Gold Bond recently promoted one of its own to assist its accounts department. Rick Zea, who has been an integral part of the company’s operations for the past two years, has been named Senior Accountant.

In her new role, Zea is responsible for overseeing all accounting activities and reports to Gold Bond’s Chief Financial Officer, Christine DeBonee.

“We are trying to prepare for the long term,” said Robert Naboicheck, CEO of Gold Bond. “Rick is a smart guy who comes from the banking industry. He knows the ins and outs of our business and his approach to customer service is top notch. He is well deserving of a promotion.”

Prior to joining the Gold Bond family, Zea was an assistant manager at Webster Bank in Hartford, Connecticut. Previously, he was a Financial Services Representative at TD Bank.

“A lot of what I learned in the banking world applies to my current role, in terms of our day-to-day operations.”

“He’s done an amazing job,” said Skip Naboicheck, Chairman of Gold Bond. “We’ve grown our business significantly over the past two years, and it’s been hectic, but Rick has handled it very well.”

In his new role, he will continue to assist with the company’s social media initiatives, work to strengthen customer relationships and implement cost-effective metrics.

“He helped with Christine’s transition into her new position and also helped with our social media initiative,” Skip Naboicheck said. “Also, since he made it a point to learn so much about our products, he was able to help us with customers as our business continues to grow. It’s heartwarming to know how much he cares, and it shows in the work he does.

Zea holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. He currently resides in Hartford.

About Gold Bonds

Founded in 1899, Gold Bond is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of mattresses, specialty box springs and futons. The company is a leader in mattress manufacturing techniques and has over a century of experience bringing product innovation, high manufacturing standards and executive leadership to the industry. Gold Bond currently ships to 40 states and five countries, and its products are available in more than 500 showrooms. For more information, visit

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