We celebrate the first day of spring this week and with it a number of new hires announced across the flooring and design industries. 

Spartan welcomed Andi Crane as business development manager for Iowa and Nebraska and Brandon Hagen as business development manager for Minnesota. 

Crane held previous roles at Emser Tile, Caesarstone and Commercial Flooring Systems in Omaha. Hagen carries a strong background in floor prep and distribution-focused products with HPS Schönox and Impact Flooring. 

AHF Products named Jake Loftis as its new Chief Operating Officer. In the role of COO, Loftis will have overarching responsibility for the critical areas of manufacturing operations; environment, health and safety; supply chain; procurement; quality; logistics; product innovation and continuous improvement. Loftis, who is a U.S. Army Veteran, has been a top contributor to the success of major brands like Milwaukee, Hover, WeatherGuard, DeWalt, Sharpie, Irwin, Werner, Rubbermaid, Porter Cable, Black & Decker, Graco and Lenox.

One Line Design Studio, a Miami-based boutique interior design firm, announced today the addition of Bobbie Brown, who joins the team with over 10 years of international hospitality design experience. Her clients and projects include Atelier in Dallas, and the Bezel Residences at Miami World Center.

In the last six months, One Line has also added Naredeen Mikhaiel, a skilled designer with a background in economics and fine art from Washington, D.C.; Jennifer Petrosini, a graduate of Parsons in New York with a previous career in the fashion industry; and Morgan Parker a talented photographer and interior designer from South Carolina.