Paris – Tarkett recently announced changes to its executive management committee. As announced during the publication of its 2018 results, Tarkett has undertaken a review of its strategic priorities with a specific focus on profitability, agility, digital and circular economy. In this context, Tarkett is reorganizing its Research & Development and Innovation capabilities for the benefit of its customers and operational performance.

The following changes will be effective March 15: Pierre Barrard, strategic marketing and digital executive vice president, member of the executive management committee, is appointed strategic marketing, digital and innovation executive vice president. He will oversee the group's Innovation team in close collaboration with the divisions and operations. His mission will be to ensure the development of client-centric innovation and its seamless integration into the group's marketing approach.

Antoine Prevost, operations executive vice president, member of the executive management committee, is appointed research and development and operations executive vice president. He will oversee the group research team, which is crucial to Tarkett's industrial and procurement challenges. His mission will be to strengthen the efficiency of product and process research and development, in order to better respond to market expectations, technological, regulatory and environmental developments.

Previously, Tarkett’s Research and Innovation capabilities were headed by AnneChristine Ayed. Tarkett’s executive management committee would like to thank AnneChristine for her tremendous work over the past ten years to make Tarkett one of the most innovative and responsible players in the flooring industry.

In addition to these changes, Tarkett also announces a new leadership in North America with the appointment of Jeff Fenwick as interim president and CEO of Tarkett North America, effective March 15. He will succeed to Andrew Bonham who has decided to resign from his position for personal reasons. Jeff Fenwick will join the group’s executive management committee and will remain based in Tarkett’s North American Headquarters, in Solon, Ohio.

With more than 20 years of experience in the interior design industry, Fenwick is an accomplished business leader with demonstrated performance in driving growth, margin improvement and organizational effectiveness. He joined Tarkett in October 2012 and was recently promoted as COO for Tarkett North America, where he was responsible for leadership of the commercial and residential sales and customer service organizations for flooring. Prior to Tarkett, Fenwick served as general manager of Kimball Office and vice president of Kimball International. Fenwick serves on the board of the International Interior Design Association as Industry Vice President and sits on the board of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.

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