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American Textile Revamps Leadership Team to Support Growth

American Textile Co., a producer of mattress pads, pillows and wide range of other sleep accessories, has announced a series of new hires and promotions to support its growing operations and expanding brand portfolio.

The company said the personnel moves include the appointment of Mark Milani as vice president of manufacturing and distribution, the promotion of Chris Donelan to AmeriFill division director and the additions of Harrison King as vice president of quality control, and Todd Rankin as director of marketing for the AllerEase brand.

“In concert with significant investment in our manufacturing operations, we’re investing in our people and our commitment as an employer in the Pittsburgh community,” said Lance Ruttenberg, president and CEO of American Textile.

In his new role, Milani will oversee a new facility in Tifton, Ga. along with four other American Textile Company locations across North America. He joined American Textile Company in 2012 and previously held the role of vice president of quality and engineering.

Donelan takes on the role of director for American Textile Company’s AmeriFill Division, which produces white label and licensed pillows and bedding in the home textile, pet, and healthcare markets. Donelan has been with the company since 2009, and with the AmeriFill division from its inception in 2012.

King joins American Textile Company from Hollander Sleep Products, where he was vice president of manufacturing and responsible for five manufacturing facilities. Prior to Hollander, he worked in a variety of operations management roles with Blistex, Avon, and Proctor and Gamble.

Rankin joins American Textile Company to lead marketing for the AllerEase brand. Prior to this role, Rankin spent over 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline in various leadership roles within sales, marketing, business development, and category management. 

“The pace of innovation around textiles and sleep is accelerating, and we want to lead the industry, both in product and talent development,” added Ruttenberg. “Milani, Donelan, King, and Rankin are integral to that vision.”







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