Duquesne, Pennsylvania-based American Textile Co., a producer of name brand and nonbranded mattress protection products, pillows and bedding, has promoted two employees and hired two others in a move that the company says strengthens its growing business.
American Textile inked a licensing deal with Tempur Sealy International Inc. in March, giving it the right to develop and distribute Tempur-Pedic branded sleep products.
Chris Donelan, who has worked in pricing, sales forecasting and product commercialization since he joined the company in 2009, was promoted to division director of the AmeriFill business unit, which produces white label (products that are sold to other companies for rebranding) and licensed pillows and bedding in the home textile, pet and health care markets. Donelan has been with the division since its inception in 2012 and was most recently national account manager.
Mark Milani, previously vice president of quality and engineering, has been named vice president of manufacturing and distribution. In his new role, Milani oversees a new facility in Tifton, Georgia, along with four other American Textile Co. locations in North America. He joined American Textile in 2012.
The company has hired Harrison King as vice president of quality control. Previously, King was vice president of manufacturing with Hollander Sleep Products. He also has worked in a variety of operations management roles with Avon, Blistex and Procter & Gamble.
Todd Rankin has joined American Textile as director of marketing for the AllerEase brand.
Most recently, he was with GlaxoSmithKline, where he held various leadership roles in sales, marketing, business development and category management over a 20-year tenure.
“In concert with significant investment in our manufacturing operations, we’re investing in our people and our commitment as an employer in the Pittsburgh community,” said Lance Ruttenberg, American Textile president and chief executive officer. “The pace of innovation around textiles and sleep is accelerating, and we want to lead the industry, both in product and talent development. Milani, Donelan, King and Rankin are integral to that vision.”
American Textile employs more than 1,100 people worldwide, including more than 300 in the Pittsburgh region.