San Diego, Calif. -- DuChateau has named Rick Wagner as its new West Coast regional manager. Wagner brings more than 30 years of diverse experience in the flooring industry. He will lead a West Coast sales team that includes 11 territory managers and be responsible for coaching, training, and developing new incentive programs to drive sales and increase market share in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Arizona and other key markets in the West.

Wagner joins DuChâteau from B.R. Funsten, where he spent 11 years in different managerial roles, most recently serving as vice president of the residential division. Under his guidance, the company grew significantly, expanding into new product categories and new territories in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Prior to B.R. Funsten, he was the national builder manager at Mannington Mills for 10 years and held sales positions with Royalty Carpet Mills and Tuftex Carpet Mills.

Wagner is based in the Bay Area and will report to Todd Gates, DuChateau vice president of residential sales.

DuChâteau has implemented strategic growth plans for the past two years to introduce new flooring and wall covering product lines and expand into new markets in the Midwest and on the East Coast. The company recently introduced five new luxury vinyl plank collections, which capture the natural beauty of wood and stone, while offering a remarkably durable and low-maintenance flooring option. It plans to introduce new non-wood visuals, such as porcelain and concrete, to its luxury vinyl line this year and is also investing significant resources into its wall coverings division.

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