Julia Rosien takes a snowy selfie with Ron Passaglia in front of the Biltmore House.
My friend Ron Passaglia, the long-time president of Restonic, is wrapping up his distinguished bedding career this month. And that triggers memories of my travels over the years with that good, kind man, described by one of his colleagues as “a marketing maven who knows a thing or two about sales.” Yes, he does.
Restonic was ahead of the times in moving to a virtual headquarters model back in 2009, with its headquarters being wherever Passaglia’s BlackBerry (and then his iPhone) happened to be at the moment. And many times that was on the road, where I joined Passaglia several times over the years. He worked hard to build the Restonic brand, and he won widespread respect for his diligent work.
Three of our trips together stand out, each in snowy surroundings.
In January 2009,