TRELLEBORG, Sweden -- Lars von Kantzow will resign as president and CEO of Pergo Inc. effective Oct. 1, 2002. A successor has not yet been named.

Von Kantzow joined Pergo AB in Sweden in 1990 and has headed up the North American operations since the launch of Pergo in the U.S. in 1993.Von Kantzow has not yet decided his next career move, but noted that he had a "great ride" with Pergo during the 12 years he worked with the company.