Lexington, Kentucky-based Tempur Sealy International Inc. has promoted Cliff Buster to chief executive officer of Tempur Sealy North America, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
Since joining the company in 2017, Buster has served as executive vice president and president of U.S. direct to consumer, and is on the board of directors of the company’s Asian joint venture.
Before joining TSI, Buster held various executive operational and financial management roles at Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Inc., Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and Group 1 Automotive Inc.
Reporting to Buster in leading the North America operations are the current U.S., Canadian, and Mexican executive teams, including Steve Rusing, executive vice president and president for U.S. sales, and Tom Murray, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Marketing U.S.
Scott Thompson, TSI chair and CEO, said: “Cliff’s intense focus on execution and fostering a strong culture played a key role in the rapid and successful expansion of our omnichannel strategy. Today’s announcement reflects the board of directors’ continued actions to strengthen our leadership bench and optimize our structure for continuing growth. As I continue to serve in my role as chairman of the board and CEO of TSI, Cliff’s promotion will allow me to spend more of my efforts on capital allocation, our international operations and global strategy, while facilitating the development of our leaders. This is consistent with our culture and track record of internal promotions.”