Luis Barragan dies at 35

Perry, David
July 2006
Furniture/Today;7/17/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 44, p1
Trade Publication
The article recognizes Luis Barragan, president of retailer 1-800-Mattress who died from a swimming accident on July 7, 2006 at age 35, as a visionary who was always looking for new opportunities. One of the opportunities he has successfully tapped was the company's expansion to e-commerce. Recently, he also led expansion of the company's store division.


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