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Pleasant Mattress names Rion Morgenstern president, CEO

Feb 12, 2015
Third generation of family to lead bedding producer

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FRESNO, Calif. — Pleasant Mattress has named Rion Morgenstern president and CEO of the company, which produces Cannon Sleep Products.He succeeds his father, Herb Morgenstern, as CEO, becoming the third generation of family leadership. The elder Morgenstern is now chairman of the board.

“I am proud to hand the reins over to Rion as I step back from the day-to-day operations of the company,” said Herb Morgenstern. “His professional and personal accomplishments outside of the mattress industry have prepared him well to lead the family business.”

Rion Morgenstern joined Pleasant Mattress as vice president in 2011 after a 20-year sales and marketing career in the technology sector at companies including AuraGen Technologies, Mindtouch and SiteLab.

“I was raised in the mattress business, spending weekends and summer breaks making and loading mattresses,” he said. “Now I am very excited to put my expertise to work for the family business to lead us into the third generation and sixth decade of manufacturing high quality, high value mattress sets.”