Luxury mattress manufacturer, E.S. Kluft & Company, appointed industry executive, Luciano Saldana, vice president of operations. Known for the Kluft and Aireloom brands, the manufacturer prides itself on its attention to detail and prestigious products. By bringing on a new vice president of operations, the company hopes to continue to uphold and improve its high standards.
Saldana joins E.S. Kluft & Company with nearly 30 years of executive operations experience with leading mattress brands and is skilled in both lean manufacturing techniques and the Kaizen process of continuous improvement. Most recently, Saldana was director of operations for Serta Simmons Bedding Co. in the Western Region where he was responsible for the company’s five manufacturing facilities in the area.
In his roles at Serta Simmons Bedding Co., Saldana was instrumental in improving overall efficiencies, safety, quality, service and culture, while managing facilities with a total of more than 1,000 employees.
“We’re excited to have an executive of Luciano’s caliber and experiences join our leadership team,” said Alain Rauh, the Flex Group international director. “His proven track record of developing and improving operations strategies in addition to scaling manufacturing processes will be instrumental in our continued growth and success.”
“I am excited to join the team at E.S. Kluft as vice president of operations as the company continues to innovate and grow,” Saldana said. “As the industry’s leading luxury sleep brand, the company’s operations strategy is a key component to its growth, and I look forward to guiding the company.”
About E.S. Kluft: Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, E.S. Kluft & Company’s two brands are Aireloom and Kluft. Kluft is its most luxurious brand available through Bloomingdale’s and other prestigious retailers like Harrods. Aireloom offers artisanal quality and legacy features such as, hand-tied coils and hand side-stitching in the best-in-class category. These quality designs feature cutting edge, patented production methods.
Kluft and Aireloom are owned by The Flex Group from Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1912, The Flex Group is the world’s top 10 global sleep products producer. It commands market leadership positions in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States.