Tempur-Pedic VP of global operations retiring

Mattress major Tempur-Pedic has announced the retirement of Matthew Clift, executive vice president of global operations. He has held the post since joining the Lexington, Ky.-based company in 2004 and will continue in the role until a replacement is found.

According to the company, Clift’s accomplishments were a critical part of Tempur-Pedic’s success and progression in recent years. Under his leadership, the global operations team achieved significant success by focusing on customers, innovation, product development, cost and cash management, and managing growth of the company’s information technology and capacity infrastructure.

“Matt’s strategic vision, leadership and focus on results, combined with his practical hands-on approach, make him an exceptional executive,” said Mark Sarvary, Tempur-Pedic president and chief executive officer. “We are saddened to see him leave the company, but we wish him and his family all the best during his retirement.”

Before joining Tempur-Pedic, Clift spent 13 years with Lexmark International, where he was vice president and general manager of the consumer printer division. Prior to that, he held several management positions in research and development and manufacturing at IBM.

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