MONTREAL -- Domco Tarkett has appointed Jacques Benetreau to take the reins as the company’s treasurer and chief financial officer effective Jan. 1.

Benetreau joined Domco Tarkett earlier this year as senior vice president of Finance. He replaces Robert Desautels, who is retiring after 21 years with the company.

Previous to his appointment at Domco Tarkett, Benetreau served as director of Treasury of the Sommer Allibert Group, the parent firm of Domco Tarkett. An employee of Sommer Allibert since 1988, he held various executive positions including president of Allibert Inc., a subsidiary of the Habitat Division for the North American market, and controller of the same division.

“Jacques takes over the finance portfolio at an important time as we roll out the reorganization of our resilient operations,” said Domco Tarkett President and CEO Ulf Mattsson. “His vast experience at Sommer Allibert will serve the company well as we move forward.”