Pleasant Mattress Appoints New Director of Operations

Pleasant Mattress Russell RaymondPleasant Mattress has named Russell Raymond Director of Operations, a new position for the growing company. With 24 years of project management and manufacturing efficiency experience, Raymond will oversee the company’s manufacturing operations for the family-owned mattress supplier.

Raymond brings with him an extensive background in supply chain management, team building, lean manufacturing, cost reduction strategies, workflow planning, inventory control and more. Prior to joining Pleasant, Raymond was the plant manager for Brake Parts Inc. where he managed $50 million in annual sales and was responsible for the company’s operations. During his tenure with the company, Raymond increased production volume by 20 percent and reduced shortages by 70 percent all while streamlining production and boosting employee morale.

“We thrilled to have Russell join our management team,” said Rion Morgenstern, president of Pleasant Mattress. “His strong operations background will help us remain on task as we continue along our growth trajectory. We have exciting things in our future, and Russell will play a key role in our strategic plans.”

Raymond’s other prior work experience includes managing factories and operations with several other companies, including D & W Fine Pack, Crest Steel, Acco Brands and Leitch.

“Pleasant Mattress is a well-run, well-managed company, and I’m excited to be part of the team,” Raymond said. “I’m looking forward to helping Pleasant Mattress advance.”

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About Pleasant Mattress: Pleasant Mattress, formerly Cannon Sleep Products, is an independent, family-owned mattress supplier in Central and Northern California. The company employs 130 people and has been in business since 1959 when it was founded as the Pleasant Bag Co. The company is a licensee and manufacturer of the Spring Air brand. The company produces traditional mattresses, specialty sleep products and futons in its 150,000-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif.