Old Forge, PA – The world’s leading manufacturer of power lift recliners is proud to announce the addition of two third-generation Golden family members to the team. Richard Golden, Jr., and Alyssa Golden joined UltraComfort America, a family-owned and operated business providing quality power lift recliners to the furniture industry for over 13 years. UltraComfort is the furniture division of Golden Technologies which has been providing quality products to the durable medical equipment industry for over 35 years.
“When my father, Robert Golden, and his business partner, Fred Kiwak, started Golden Technologies is a garage over three decades ago, we never thought we would grow to become the largest manufacturer in the USA and abroad of power lift recliners to the furniture industry. Having my two oldest children – Richard, Jr., and Alyssa – join our company is truly an amazing and extremely proud feeling. Both of them are valuable assets to the organization. We look forward to all of their contributions in the years to come,” said Rich Golden, President & CEO of UltraComfort. “I’m excited for them to work with our incredible employees and our dedicated retailers, for which I am grateful for each day,” he added.
Richard Golden, Jr., has been named Cost Accountant in the Finance Department and is responsible for assessing business expenses and preparing budget plans for UltraComfort. His duties include reviewing financial records, researching the market rate for key business costs, and adjusting the company ledger to accurately reflect financial performance. In his new role, Richard will collaborate with other accountants and financial staff in the company to provide support to executives and department heads who establish goals and budgets for the organization.
“I’m very proud to be joining the team as a third-generation Golden. It is truly a privilege to be able to work with such a talented and hardworking group of individuals in every single department company-wide,” said Richard. “What a great feeling it is knowing firsthand that the products we provide help others and make such a positive impact on the lives of so many people who need them,” he added.
Richard joined the team after gaining several years of experience in accounting in Philadelphia, PA. He served as Senior Accountant at DF Young, Inc., an international shipping and logistics company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University. In addition, he worked at UltraComfort’s distribution center while attending college and completed an internship in the Finance Department.
Alyssa Golden was named Content Coordinator in the Marketing Department, having previously served as Marketing Assistant on the team. She is responsible for leading the ongoing strategy to develop written and video content for social media and other digital marketing platforms. Delivering engaging content is more important than ever to help grow UltraComfort’s following on multiple social media channels to drive traffic to the company website and build overall brand awareness of all product lines. Alyssa also completed an internship in the Marketing Department while attending college. She is the first third-generation Golden to work at the family-owned business.
“I feel very proud to be an active part of our family business. My brother Richie and I are excited to bring new ideas to the table and learn all aspects of the company as well as the furniture industry. We look up to our Dad more than anything, and he’s raised us to always stay humble, be driven, and treat others the way we want to be treated,” said Alyssa.
Before joining UltraComfort, Alyssa served as a Marketing Intern at Universal Music Group in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree in Communication from Drexel University. Alyssa is also a freelance Event Vocalist performing live locally and nationally at professional sporting events.
About UltraComfort America
UltraComfort America is the retail furniture division of the world’s largest power lift chair manufacturer. A family-owned, family-operated business headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, UltraComfort America is a true American manufacturer offering retailers lift and wellness recliners that exceed industry standards for design, components and warranties.