Following a year in which it expanded its Spring Air license to 13 additional states and acquired the luxury brand McRoskey, independent mattress manufacturer, Pleasant Mattress has named Mike Moore to the newly created position of chief of staff. Moore, who has been with the company for eight years and has nearly 25 years’ experience in the bedding industry, will continue to oversee sales and marketing for Pleasant Mattress.
Rion Morgenstern, president and chief executive officer of Pleasant Mattress, created the position for Moore, who has been a trusted advisor and admired senior executive in the company for nearly a decade. Moore will be a senior advisor and thought-leadership partner who will advance the corporate mission and strategic goals of the company. He is charged with driving the company’s internal strategic priorities and representing it at industry and public events. The new responsibilities for Moore will allow Morgenstern to spend more time strategizing and focusing on Pleasant’s growth.
“Mike has been an integral part of our organization for eight years, and during that time, he has earned my great trust and faith. We’re putting more responsibility on Mike to be the leader of leaders within our organization,” Morgenstern said. “He’ll also continue to be my sounding board and a provider of honest feedback as we continue to grow.”
Morgenstern said the company’s recent growth through the acquisition of the manufacturing arm of San Francisco-based McRoskey and the additional expansions with its licensing partners has created additional priorities for him.
“My responsibilities are now pushed further outside the company in looking at Pleasant Mattress’ strategic growth,” Morgenstern said. “I rely on Mike to check my blind spots, and ensure my vision translates to the planned growth trajectory.”
“Rion has a tremendous vision for how he wants to continue to mold our business in this ever-shifting market and I look forward to assisting him even more in my new role,” Moore said.
About Pleasant Mattress: Pleasant Mattress is an independent, family-owned and operated mattress manufacturer serving the Western United States. The company employs 160 people and has been making mattresses since in 1959. The company is a licensee and manufacturer of the Spring Air and Eclipse International brands and manufactures the McRoskey brand. The company produces traditional mattresses and specialty sleep products in its 150,000-square-foot campus in Fresno, California.