San Diego, Calif. -- DuChâteau has named Don Bufalini its first product innovation manager. In his new position, Bufalini will play a critical role in helping the company bring new products to market. He will primarily be responsible for product design and development, quality control, researching product and industry developments and monitoring trends.

Bufalini joined DuChâteau in 2007 when it was just forming and has 15 years of experience in the flooring industry. He has been promoted to several roles within the company during his career, including developing product samples, outside sales, strategic planning, marketing, account management and customer service. He most recently served as West Coast regional sales manager.

“Don was our very first hire, so he has been us with since the beginning,” said Misael Tagle, CEO and co-founder. “He understands DuChâteau’s mission better than anybody and his depth of knowledge about architectural finishes is truly unmatched. We wouldn’t be where we are today without Don’s efforts in a number of different capacities over the years, and we know he will do great things as our product innovation manager.”

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