LINWOOD, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2001--Foamex International Inc., the leading manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products, announced that John C. Culver, 69, former U.S. Senator from Iowa, has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.

In making the announcement, Marshall S. Cogan, chairman of the Foamex Board, said, ``As the industry leader in new product innovation, Foamex is becoming increasingly technology-driven. Senator Culver will provide critical input to our board as we leverage this expertise globally and increase our participation in the defense and aerospace sectors.''

Since 1981, Culver has been a senior partner at Arent Fox law firm in Washington D.C., where he served on the firm's Executive Committee and headed the Government Relations practice.