American Textile Company Appoints New Senior Executive

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Pete Marsalis Joins as Senior Vice President of Human Resources to Aid in Company Growth and Human Capital Investment

Pittsburgh-based American Textile Company, a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions since 1925, announced today it has added a new Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Pete Marsalis, to its team of senior executives.

Marsalis will fill the newly-created position, overseeing and managing American Textile Company’s worldwide investment in human capital and advancing the company’s human resources strategy to complement its growth. Beginning with a single operation in Pittsburgh, the company now has five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and El Salvador, and offices in Davidson, North Carolina, New York, New York and Shanghai, China.

Privately-held, American Textile Company sales have grown 14 percent annually over the last 10 years, making the company one of the largest bedding and pillow manufacturers in the country and a leader in the application of new fabric technologies. The company now employs over 900 people worldwide, with more than 200 at their Duquesne headquarters. American Textile Company has added nearly 50 positions in the last year. They service the majority of retailers in the country who sell bedding, with brands including AllerEase®, Sealy® and EvenTemp®.

“Our growth in sales, people, products and operational complexity are creating exciting opportunities across the business,” said Lance Ruttenberg, American Textile Company President and CEO. “This new role acknowledges these changes and helps prepare us for our next phase of growth bringing new bedding products to increasingly sleep-engaged consumers.”

Marsalis comes to American Textile Company from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he led human resources, various global initiatives and organizational leadership for major divisions of the $17 billion publicly-traded company. Previously, Marsalis spent several years at Mercer Consulting, helping employers advance the health, wealth and performance of employees.

“Human capital has always been the most important asset at American Textile Company, and as we continue to grow, we must also advance our human resources strategy,” said Ruttenberg. “We are excited to welcome Pete Marsalis to help us realize continued growth through the best people.”

Marsalis has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.


About American Textile Company
Pittsburgh-based American Textile Company is a leading provider of innovative sleep solutions sold under AllerEase®, Sealy®, EvenTemp™ and other brands, as well as store brand labels. Family-owned and operated for 90 years, its mattress and pillow encasements, pillows, comforters, mattress pads, sheet sets and blankets are sold in over 40,000 stores, catalogs and online retailers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Visit for more information.

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