HMTX Industries announced the retirement of David Altman following 10 years with the company. Altman has held a variety of positions at HMTX, most recently serving as the Vice President of the Technical Services and Quality Assurance.

With a strong succession plan in place, Altman will pass the torch to Jay Zurn, HMTX’s Director of Technical Support, who will lead the team efforts from the newly established facility in Milwaukee, WI. Altman commented, “I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring Jay Zurn over the last six years: a confident, logical and visionary thinker who has the ability to lead the Technical Services team for HMTX Industries, now and into the future," said Altman. 

“Prior to joining HMTX, Dave had already established himself as one of the preeminent technical minds in our industry having worked in a multitude of leadership positions for Pergo, Beaulieu Commercial, Amtico and Uzin for many years," said Russ Rogg, president of Metroflor Corporatio. "Dave has also been a member of industry associations such as NALFA, ASTM, MFA and RFCI as they addressed product performance and assurance standards in conjunction with ASTM and ANSI. We have been fortunate to have Dave on our team and he’s leaving us in good hands from a technical perspective. Please join me in congratulating him on his storied career.”

“Throughout my time with HMTX I’ve had the privilege and benefit of being mentored by one of the most talented, experienced, and knowledgeable experts in the floor covering industry. Thanks to the foundation built from Dave’s meticulous preparation and dedication, the technical team is positioned to navigate the future with great success. I would like to thank Dave for his remarkable leadership and unwavering support throughout his tenure; he leaves behind a lasting and impressive legacy," said Zurn.