Elite Comfort Solutions appoints Chris Chrisafides as CEO
January 9, 2017,
Chrisafides most recently led Dow Chemical’s North American $1.0+ billion polyurethane division as the commercial vice president. Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including general manager and global business development director at Rohm & Haas.
“Chris brings a unique background of deep industry knowledge, strong operational leadership and strategic growth experience which will continue to position ECS to be the market leader in the specialty bedding and home furnishings markets," said Tim Zappala, Elite Comfort Solutions chairman and partner at Arsenal Capital Partners. "Recognized and respected throughout the industry, Chris has an impeccable track record of building value and driving innovation in every business he has served. We are delighted to welcome him to the Elite Comfort Solutions team."
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Headquartered in Newnan, Ga., ECS was formed in 2016 by Arsenal Capital Partners. Through the combination of Pacific Urethanes, Elite Foam and certain assets of Hickory Springs Manufacturing, Arsenal has built ECS into a leading specialty foam business. Elite Comfort Solutions has a national network of 12 production facilities and over 800 employees throughout the U.S. With its broad and deep industry position, ECS is uniquely qualified to provide e-commerce, retail and OEM customers the most advanced technology solutions in the polyurethane foam market today.
Chrisafides succeeds Dino Rossi, who served as interim CEO and will now move into a board advisory role.
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