Arizona Tile, a US tile and slab distributor, announced promotions and additions to the Executive Management Team.

Beth Gaughan, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Gaughan joined Arizona Tile in April 1987 as a Showroom Consultant and has served the company in various roles including Sales Manager and Outside Sales Representative. From there, she was appointed Vice President of Sales in September 2003, Vice President of Sales and Marketing in January 2019, and most recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in January 2024. 

In this role, she leads the implementation of sales strategies in the field and showrooms including the management of nine Regional Sales Managers. She oversees the development of new showrooms, the remodeling of existing showrooms, and is part of the Product Design Team for all products. Beth guided the development and promotion of the National Builder Programs and is responsible for maintaining positive customer relations, including overseeing customer service training for Customer Service Representatives and Sales staff. She also works with and oversees the Marketing Team in the development of sales tools for showrooms and outside sales team, as well as all marketing and digital initiatives. Beth is also a mentor to many of the key management colleagues.

Jared Ekas, Vice President, Commercial Sales

Ekas started working in the tile industry as a young teenager, helping his older brother's installation company. He then worked in dealer sales where he attended Fullerton College. Jared joined Arizona Tile in 2004 working in slab sales. During his tenure, he opened a new location and served as the manager before moving to the Commercial Sales team in 2006. He was then promoted to Director of Commercial Sales in 2020. 

In his new role as Vice President, Commercial Sales, he works with the Regional Sales Managers and Commercial Sales Representatives to develop and execute strategic plans to grow business in each region, as well as lead the hiring, training and development of the Commercial Sales Team.

Chad Raymond, Vice President, West Region

Raymond joined Arizona Tile in 2002 as a Sales Representative, focusing on slab sales. He was then named Regional Sales Manager in 2015. His most recent appointment to Vice President, West Region in January 2024 added the San Diego and Northern California regions to his responsibilities, therefore he now oversees all Sales and Operations functions in the state of California.