is the perfect partner because we understand your business,
and we know your customers.
industry relies on thousands of suppliers all coming
together and getting products and parts to the same
place at the critical time. There is no room for error.
We understand this process, we know your customer,
and we meet those vital deadlines.
At Pearl, we’ve
merged concepts from Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
to create our own approach to doing business.
concepts of the Pearl approach:
Exceed expectations of quality products and service
and value employees
Rely on top quality
tools to produce top-quality results
Honor the deadline
the process. Always.
When you do business with Pearl,
you’re doing business with an industry leader determined
to meet your needs. We perform, on-time, every time, at the
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Our mission is
to provide our customers with superior quality and service by
developing innovative solutions that improve the process while
continuously finding ways to drive down costs. We will most
competitively meet our customers’ needs through superior
products, outstanding service, and economical prices.
this mission, we will:
Constantly find innovative ways to drive down prices while producing
Implement management and manufacturing philosophies and processes
to help us achieve and surpass our business goals.
on state-of-the-art machinery and top quality research and development
to produce exceptional products and services.
our customers’ needs and businesses to better provide
Surpass expectations, and continuously improve. [
more than 260 years of combined industry experience,
our Key Management has the expertise you need to
get the job done on-time and on-budget, every time.
Ruggiero, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
John Ruggiero, President/Chief Operating Officer
Susan Johnson, Vice President of Administration
Chuck Frascatore, Plant Manager
Tim Hohler, Production Manager
Kimberly Holt, Quality Manager
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was founded in 1976 in Johnstown, New York, an area rich in
leather history on the outskirts of New York State’s
famed Leatherstocking Region.
started his business as a side leather contract finishing
operation for the garment, shoe and furniture trade, and soon
he and his son John had built a thriving company that supplied
leather for many name brand products.
The advent of
NAFTA changed the industry. To survive, Pearl had to define
a new niche. So in 1995, with Carmen as chief executive office
and John as president, Pearl entered the automotive seating
market as a Tier 3-4 supplier of finished leather to both original
equipment and after-market seating manufacturers.
Pearl’s 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility is
a state-of-the-art plant with 130 employees. With current finishing
capacity at 35,000 whole hides per week, Pearl has become one
of the largest suppliers of automotive leather in the world.