Luxury mattress producer E.S. Kluft & Co., based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, has named Alain Rauh acting chief executive officer while the company searches for a replacement for David Binke.
Binke left the company to join King Koil as CEO.
Rauh is head of the international division of The Flex Group, parent company of E.S. Kluft & Co., with headquarters in Madrid. He led the Flex team that navigated the acquisition of Kluft in 2015.
“We have a very strong leadership team that has worked closely together for many years, and a proven business plan that has benefitted our customers, suppliers and employees,” Rauh said. “This transition should really be quite seamless.”
Rafael González, chair and chief executive officer of The Flex Group, said: “The Kluft and Aireloom brands have been growing very robustly in the U.S. and internationally, and we expect that pace to continue with the strong leadership team we have in place and based on the long-term relationships they have with customers and clients. We have begun a search for a new leader for the business, but are already seeing the senior leadership team come together to continue to execute our business plan. I am grateful to Alain for assuming these additional duties on an acting basis and David for his work with us these past few years.”