Eclipse International Hosts Domestic Licensing Summit

From left: Troy Zanatta, Restwell; David Tenuta, Eclipse International; John Hagglund, Tualatin Sleep; Tom Rehwinkel, Eclipse International; Kenneth Tatum, Heritage Sleep; Stuart Carlitz, Eclipse International; Ed Ciolkosz, Illinois Sleep; Mike Moore, Pleasant Mattress; Matt Connolly, Eclipse International; Stan Schnitzer, Sanitary Mattress; and Armando Murillo, Eclipse International.

Leading bedding manufacturer Eclipse International recently hosted its annual national licensing summit with its U.S. licensing partners at its North Brunswick, N.J., headquarters. The two-day meeting focused on the company’s 2018 outlook, which included new product initiatives and retail strategies and tactics.

In addition to stakeholders from its licensing partners, Eclipse hosted members from its ticking vendors and graphics partners, each of which unveiled updates for new programs for the company. Each licensing partner also shared regional outlooks.

“This has been an outstanding year for our brands and our licensing partners. This meeting was not only a chance for us to celebrate this success together, but also gave us the opportunity to brainstorm with our licensing partners,” said Stuart Carlitz, president and CEO of Eclipse International. “Setting aside time for dedicated conversations helps us establish a strategic focus for the company as we move into 2018. We have a lot of exciting initiatives set for the new year, and the summit gave us the chance to collaborate with our domestic partners to guarantee a successful launch of the plan.”

In addition to rolling out new plans, the group took time to reflect on its successes and challenges from this year while dissecting new developments and the competitive realm in which each licensee operates.

“The input from our partners is invaluable to our success and expansion,” Carlitz said. “Our licensees are on the frontline with our retail network and provide us with keen insight that will benefit our overall business.”

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About Eclipse International: Based in North Brunswick, N.J., Eclipse International has been making mattresses since 1905, and Eastman House was founded in 1866 and is the oldest, continuous mattress manufacturer in the U.S.A cornerstone brand of Bedding Industries of America, the company is a leader in advanced sleep systems crafted with high quality components, including latex, memory foam, gel and eco-friendly materials. Known for its design innovation, Eclipse holds a number of patents that deliver superb support throughout the product line. Today, the company has 63 licensees, 16 in the U.S., two in Canada and 42 overseas servicing 65 countries or provinces.