The emulsion polymers business of the Dow Chemical Co. has named Cindy Elliott commercial director for the Americas. In this position, Elliott has overall responsibility for running Dow's emulsion polymers business in North and Latin America. Elliott has worked for Dow for more than 20 years. Previous to her current appointment, she served as global business director for Chelants in Dow's Industrial Chemicals Division.
Metroflor has promoted Rick Spano to vice president of sales. Previously national sales manager, Spano will seek to improve Metroflor's market share, especially in commercial areas. Spano has amassed more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
Quick-Step Inc. has appointed Jim LaBarber to the newly created position of national sales manager. In his new role, LaBarber is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Quick-Step sales force and supporting their efforts throughout the United States. LaBarber has been in the floor covering industry since the mid 1970s.