LINWOOD, Pa.--Foamex International Inc., a manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products, recently named John V. Tunney vice chairman of the company's board of directors.

Tunney has been a Foamex director since 1994. He will continue to maintain his responsibilities as chairman of the board of Foamex Asia and Foamex Mexico Inc.

Tunney’s experience includes his positions as chairman of the board of Cloverleaf Group Inc. since 1981, as a partner of Sun Valley Ventures since 1995 and as president of JVT Consulting Inc. since 1997. A former member of Congress and Senator from the State of California, Tunney is vice chairman of the board of the Corporate Fund for Housing and a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Army Brands Inc.

Foamex, headquartered in Linwood, Pennsylvania, is the world's leading producer of comfort cushioning for bedding, furniture, carpet cushion and automotive markets. For more information visit the Foamex web site at