Amada’s Burke, Abarta’s Bitzer Join American Textile Board

Charles Bitzer

Charles Bitzer

DUQUESNE, Pa.-American Textile Co. has added John Burke, CEO of Amada Supply Chain Solutions, and Charles Bitzer, chief operations officer of Abarta, to its board of directors.

As external directors, the two executives have joined Jeff Brown, chief marketing officer of Polyconcept North America. Jack Ouellette, American Textile’s executive chairman, said, “John, Jeff and Charlie bring exceptional leadership experience that will be invaluable as American Textile Co. continues to grow and further establish ourselves as the leading supplier of innovative sleep solutions in the country.”

A company statement cited Burke’s “extensive knowledge in logistics and strategic planning.” Bitzer “lends insight in manufacturing and operations as the company has grown to 750,000 square feet of facility space in the last decade.”