LONGTIME ADVISER JOINS ECLIPSE INTERNATIONAL & BIA AS CFO/COO AS PART OF THE COMPANY’S GROWTH PLAN
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – For more than a decade, Steven Sciortino, CPA worked closely with Eclipse International and Bedding Industries of America CEO Stuart Carlitz as one of his most trusted advisers. Today, the company announced that Sciortino would be leaving his partnership at a regional accounting firm and joining the leading sleep products manufacturer as its first chief financial officer and chief operating officer. As a result of this move, Sciortino, 36, also will receive an equity interest in the business and be a key part of future management.
In his new role, Sciortino will oversee the Eclipse International and Bedding Industries of America finance departments, as well as the company’s operations and logistics.
“For the past 10 years, Steven has been analyzing and advising us based on his having the most intimate financial knowledge of our business. His advice and counsel has been nothing less than spectacular, helping us achieve the record success we have seen these past years. I am thrilled he made the decision to join us full-time and assume an even larger role in our operations,” said Carlitz.
Prior to joining the company, Sciortino was an equity partner in Lear & Pannepacker, LLP, a certified public accounting and advisory firm in Princeton, New Jersey. While there he provided accounting services for individuals and businesses in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Sciortino has also served as a tax professor at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
“Stuart and I have worked closely together already for a decade and the fruits of those labors have benefitted our customers, employees and suppliers. I wanted to play a greater role in helping Eclipse International and Bedding Industries of America reach new milestones in the years to come,” Sciortino said.
Sciortino received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Rider University’s College of Business Administration. He is also a member of the university’s Accounting Advisory Council where he lectures frequently on various business and tax topics and volunteers to offer career transition services to executives and professionals taking new positions within organizations, starting businesses and consulting firms, or retirement.
He resides with his family in Robbinsville, New Jersey.
North Brunswick, N.J.-based Eclipse International has been making mattresses since 1866. Known for its design innovation in creating advanced sleep products, the company has an extensive global licensing network that distributes mattresses under six brands – Eclipse, Eastman House, Millbrook Beds, Natural Dreams Pure Talalay, Embrace Pure Talalay, Velika and BIA. A well-established leader in the bedding industry, Eclipse designs products crafted with high-quality components, including latex, memory foam, gel and eco-friendly materials. The company holds a number of patents that deliver superb support throughout the product line. Today, the company has 79 licensees worldwide. For additional information, visit www.EclipseMattress.com.