Casey Johnson, Happy Feet International’s owner and CEO, announces the hiring of Tom Tidmore, their new regional vice president west, and David Snedeker, the new vice president of strategic accounts. Both have more than 30 years of experience in the floor covering industry and bring a wealth of knowledge to the company.
Tidmore’s extensive experience involved developing successful sales and marketing programs, strategic planning, as well as geographical expansion for several leading national companies in the floor covering materials building industry. In addition, he spearheaded trade partnerships, sales management and operations, as well as repositioning companies in the building materials and home improvement business.
Snedeker left his mark on the Nebraska Furniture Mart, while working in Omaha. From distribution sales, buying and merchandising and senior retail management, he spent 25 years with the Mart and left as Division Merchandise Manager for flooring. He also brings his extensive experience with the Buying Groups and his ability to identify major market trends and initiate successful programs to support them.
Prior to joining Happy Feet International, Tidmore was responsible for putting together a marketing team to expand and support national growth with successful digital and field marketing campaigns. While Snedeker, served as president of the National Flooring Alliance (NFA) recruiting new retail members and ensuring their sales programs were working.
Snedeker will be responsible for working closely with NFA members, building strong relationships with them and developing programs to best serve their customers. Tidmore has the responsibility of growing Happy Feet International’s presence in the west, finding unique ways to establish a strong foothold.
Both agreed this is an opportunity to build on the success of a growing company in a rapidly growing market segment. Jim Curtin, vice president of sales, extends a warm welcome to Tom and David. “I know that having the two them on board will take our company to the next level and beyond.”
To learn more about Happy Feet, visit happyfeetinternational.com.