Welspun promotes Petricoff, adds Pianowski

New York ] Welspun USA has named Andy Petricoff vp of brand management and bedding overseeing owned and licensed brands.

He was vp of sales and licensing for American Pacific before joining Welspun in charge of licensing. Welspun landed the Nautica license after American Pacific liquidated and hired several of AP’s key personnel.

Petricoff will report to Charles Gaenslen, chief operating officer for the US operation.

The company also hired Steve Pianowski as senior account executives of bedding. He will focus on mass merchant and national chain accounts.

Pianowski’s background includes appointments at Springs and Fieldcrest Cannon. He will report to Petricoff.

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