Calhoun, Ga. -- HMTX Industries has evolved to include a new innovative direction for the flooring industry, and has fully merged quality and sustainability executive positions.

Since Rochelle Routman came on board in 2016 as chief sustainability officer, she has led the a team of seasoned experts that oversee sustainability and transparency, along with product evolution, including innovation, testing, performance, and customer support. Over the past year, the team has expanded its focus to also include quality. The change has been formalized with Routman’s new title: "Chief Sustainability and Quality Officer" as well as the promotion of David Altman to a pivotal and newly created role for which he is uniquely qualified: Vice President of Product and Customer Support.

“Everyone on the team is responsible for sustainability and quality initiatives related to products, processes, and information," said Routman. "This is a first for the flooring industry, and positions the company to better meet the future needs of the customers for sustainable and high quality products. David Altman’s promotion supports this holistic vision.”

As part of these changes, David Altman has been promoted to the newy-created position, vice president of product and customer support. Altman will provide strategic direction and leadership that will deliver the exchange of resources, information, and communications necessary to support a global vision of product excellence. Altman is highly regarded within the industry for the breadth and depth of his experience, spanning diverse product categories, as well as his familiarity with manufacturing.

“I am very humbled and proud to be awarded this leadership opportunity," said Altman. "The development of the core team over the past few years has been very successful and extremely rewarding. We have strategically developed in-house expertise and all of the pieces have come together nicely. This is the final piece of the puzzle that will allow us to achieve our global vision of ‘best in class’ quality and sustainable products.”

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