BOSTON—Spring Air veteran Nick Bates, who has been with Spring Air International since 2009, has been promoted to president of the Top 15 bedding producer.

In his new post, Bates, who is a nephew of Spring Air CEO Ed Bates, succeeds Rick Robinson, who died unexpectedly last month.

“Although we continue to miss Rick, we’re also very fortunate that Nick has been with Spring Air for eight years and is prepared to take on the job,” Ed Bates said. “Our licensees are also very supportive of his appointment.”

Nick Bates joined Spring Air in 2009 as a sales and marketing coordinator. In 2012 he was promoted to director of corporate accounts, and was named vice president in 2016.