Stanton Carpet Corporation, supplier of carpet, custom rugs and LVP based in Woodbury, New York, has appointed Jamann Stepp in the newly created role as senior vice president of hard surface. In this position Stepp will assume overall responsibility and reporting for Stanton’s entire hard surface business. 

“Stanton is deeply committed to accelerating its hard surface business over the next several years," said Stanton CEO Jonathan Cohen.  "We’re thrilled to have Jamann join Stanton and confident that his expertise, leadership, and passion for the business, coupled with Stanton’s seasoned, hardworking sales team will accomplish this goal.”  

Stanton’s management team will collaborate closely with Stepp to expand hard surface with John Rocconi, Stanton’s Sr. director of hard surface, and Jason Jones, VP Floors 2000 sales and product development who will report to Stepp. 

Since entering hard surface in early 2020, Stanton has experienced strong growth and is positioned to continue winning market share with differentiated designs, colors and product categories. With the acquisition of Floors 2000 in August 2022, Stanton doubled down on its LVP offering adding ceramic and porcelain tile to its portfolio.

Most recently, Stepp was VP of hard surface at Dixie for the last five years. Prior to Dixie, Stepp was the director of marketing and product management for Coretec, both before and after Shaw’s acquisition. Stepp spent the last 30 years in the hard surface space, having helped Shaw Industries launch their hard surface business in the late 90’s with experience across a hard surface product categories and disciplines including sourcing, product development, P&L responsibility and strategic market planning.