Gene Brown

Donna Lea Grady
BiWood Flooring has tapped Gene Brown, former vice president and general manager, to serve as company president. Brown, who brings 21 years of retail experience to his position, joined the BiWood team in 1988. Brown now leads the company's domestic sales force and daily operations.

Bostik Findley Flooring Group has appointed John E. Burgoyne III as hardwood product manager with responsibilities for working closely with distributors and contractors to develop and market hardwood adhesives, cleaners, finishes, and sealers. Burgoyne brings field account and customer service experience with American Finish & Chemical Co. to his position.

In addition, Bostik named Donna Lea Grady to serve as territory sales manager for Bostik Hardwood Products in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii. Grady has served Bostik Hardwood Products as an independent representative in Southern California, Las Vegas, Arizona and Hawaii for the past seven years.

Laticrete International Inc. recently promoted Kenneth Cloud to director of sales, North America. In his new position, Cloud is charged with leading sales efforts of the Architectural Products Division. All of Laticrete's region managers now report to him.

Vitra Tiles USA has appointed Esin Aksan as sales & marketing manager for the United States and Canada. For the past decade, she has worked with the firm's parent company, Turkish ceramic tile producer Eczacibasi Karo Seramik. Aksan is now responsible for increasing Vitra Tile's distribution network nationwide.