LEXINGTON, Ky.-Matthew Clift, Tempur-Pedic’s executive vice president of global operations, has announced that he will retire from the specialty mattress manufacturer.
Tempur-Pedic said in a statement that a search has begun for Clift’s successor, and that Clift will continue in his post until the transition to his successor is completed. He joined the company in 2004, and the statement credited him for leading the global operations team to “significant successes through a relentless focus on customers, innovation, product development, cost and cash management, and managing the growth of the company’s IT and capacity infrastructure.” Mark Sarvary, Tempur-Pedic president and CEO, said, “The product-development, cost-improvement and supply-chain enhancements he and his operations team have delivered have been key to the growth achieved by Tempur-Pedic in recent years.”
Before joining Tempur-Pedic, Clift worked at Lexmark International, serving as vice president and general manager of the company’s consumer-printer division. Prior to that, he held management positions in research and development and manufacturing for IBM.