Mattress industry supplier Creative Ticking Inc., a Beverly Knits Inc. company, has named industry veteran Pat Lawrence as account manager for the Southwest. He has responsibility for all business development and sales activities in the region. Lawrence reports to Dennis St. Louis, vice president of business development for the Gastonia, North Carolina-based company.
Lawrence has more than four decades of mattress-industry experience, most recently as national accounts manager with Corsicana Bedding Inc. Prior to that, he was an account manager with Bekaert Textiles USA. Previously, he was vice president of sales and marketing for the former Burlington Industries’ ticking division, part of its House Fabrics Group.
“As we continue to grow and expand the company’s knitting and cut-and-sew operations, as well as build brand awareness, (Pat) will provide the sales leadership needed to accomplish the growth goals and objectives of both Creative Ticking and our customers,” St. Louis said. “His superior understanding of the requirements of fabric, mattress manufacturing customers and mattress retail speaks volumes to the contribution Pat will make in the company. We are thrilled to have him as a resource.”