Solon, Ohio -- Tarkett announced the promotion of Roxane Spears to a new role, vice president of sustainability, for Tarkett North America. In this newly created position, Spears will lead the organization’s sustainability initiatives across research and development, material optimization and corporate communications.

Roxane joined the company in 2004 to align with Tarkett’s strong commitment to sustainability. While serving multiple sales and sales management roles for more than 15 years, Spears focused on educating her peers and customers on a holistic approach to sustainability. Her work will expand the sustainability conversation beyond the building so that it includes the wellness of the people in the space and the health of the planet.

“At Tarkett, we are committed to serving our customers through our eco-design capabilities and longstanding dedication to sustainability," said Fabrice Barthélemy, CEO of Tarkett. "We are deeply convinced that there is an urgency to shift models to preserve the world's finite natural resources and capital. Our goal is to establish a circular economy in the flooring industry."

Spears added, “I am so proud to be part of this organization. We don’t just say we are making a commitment: we take action on those commitments. I am passionate in my belief that we all must work together toward a common goal of healthier building materials and radical transparency. I look at sustainability as the story for all of us. We all need to ask what we can do as a company. And also what I can do personally. Small steps grow to large actions. I am looking forward to leading Tarkett in future innovation.”

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