Eclipse International has named bedding and home furnishings industry veteran Mark Dentale as director of licensing. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Dentale leads the company’s international and domestic manufacturing and licensing footprint. He is responsible for managing the current group of partners and licensees.
In his new position, he reports to Stuart Carlitz, president and chief executive officer of Eclipse International.
Throughout his nearly four-decade career in home furnishings, Dentale has worked with some of the leading manufacturers in the bedding industry including Sealy and Simmons Mattress Co. Most recently, he was national accounts director for Paramount Sleep Co. managing sales to leading retailers Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Sferra and Lilian August.
Earlier in his career, he held vice president of sales positions with Ashley Furniture, Simmons Mattress Co., and Sealy.
“We found a strong leader in Mark to help us continue to develop and expand our licensing network. His deep knowledge of sales in our industry will help in growing our manufacturing licensee lineup as we further expand to provide for the needs of our customers,” said Carlitz. “He’s joining a strong leadership team that enables us to keep up with this rapidly-changing industry.”
A resident of St. James, Long Island, Dentale received his bachelor’s degrees in marketing and management from the State University of New York Albany School of Business.
North Brunswick, New Jersey-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, Ernest Hemingway, Pure Talalay Bliss, 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 77 licensees worldwide.