In its ongoing effort to ensure continued leadership in international quality assurance, product integrity and quality compliance, Downlite has appointed Clive Wilkie as vice president, quality assurance and compliance.

With over 40 years of experience, Wilkie has extensive knowledge across all aspects of quality assurance and compliance, most recently with Pacific Coast Feather.

“Customer quality chain requirements from each of the divisions we proudly serve – home, hospitality, & outdoor – are ever evolving and becoming more sophisticated,” said Josh Werthaiser, Downlite CEO. “As a result, suppliers are placing unrelenting focus on building proactive processes and installing key performance indicators throughout our supply chain. Clive is best-in-class in these areas and his skill set perfectly aligns with Downlite’s quality legacy and strategic approach.”

Wilkie will report to Frank Carella, VP, operations and be based in Downlite’s Mason, OH headquarters. He replaces Chuck Northcutt former Downlite VP, quality assurance.

Downlite is a manufacturer of down and feather and synthetic bedding products. Its products – comforters, pillows, mattress pads and feather and fiber beds – are sold under private label and national brand names in leading department stores, specialty stores and catalogs, as well as to the Hospitality Industry. Downlite also supplies quality bulk fills to furniture, outerwear and sleeping bag manufacturers around the globe.