DUQUESNE, PA – American Textile Company (ATC) is excited to announce the addition of two new executives to our Leadership team.
Steve Nussbaumer joins the company as Senior Vice President of Sales. Steve is a strategic and forward-thinking executive with over 25 years of experience and a consistent record of delivering exceptional results. He has significant experience leading complex enterprise sales, building high-performance teams, and developing long-term customer partnerships. Steve replaces Paul Stark, who retired after an extraordinary 22-year career at ATC.
Prior to joining ATC, Nussbaumer served in a variety of leadership positions for over 15 years at EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of eyeglass lenses and frames. He was most recently the Senior Vice President & General Manager for Strategic Partnerships, where he led a large team that delivered significant omnichannel growth in their key accounts, including several with whom ATC does business. Prior to this role, Steve held a variety of leadership positions with increasing responsibility in both the US and Europe.
Jim Ross joins the company as Senior Vice President of Product Development. Jim is a proven executive with over 30 years of experience and a consistent record of delivering breakthrough innovation utilizing advanced technologies, design, and consumer insight. His experience spans well-known national brands and private label, in both mattresses and bedding products.
Prior to joining ATC, Ross worked for Global Textile Alliance (GTA), a privately owned manufacturer of home textiles. At GTA he was responsible for delivering new mattress, pillow, and topper products for several manufacturers including TempurSealy, Serta Simmons, and Sleep Number. Prior to this, Jim worked at Serta Simmons Bedding Company as their Senior Vice President of Design and Innovation, where he led development of the Beautyrest Black and Serta iComfort mattresses. Jim has also held product and marketing leadership roles at Sealy, Kingsdown, and Foot Levelers.
Nussbaumer and Ross report directly to Executive Vice President Blake Ruttenberg and join an experienced leadership team committed to driving significant growth for our customers. We look forward to introducing them to you.
About American Textile Company
Pittsburgh-based American Textile Company is a leading provider of performance sleep solutions to retail, hospitality, and government. It’s brand portfolio includes the No. 1 allergen bedding brand AllerEase®, the No. 1 weighted blanket brand Tranquility™, the No. 1 overall mattress brand Sealy®, and the No. 1 premium mattress brand Tempur-Pedic®. It is also a strategic supplier of store brand bedding products to the world’s leading retailers. American Textile Company is an equal opportunity employer: visit www.americantextile.com to learn more about our business, our people, and our commitment to the communities in which we operate.