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Mike Klingelehas been appointed president of the Los Angeles-basedDiamond W. Floor Coveringdistributorship. Klingele brings 31 years of industry experience to his new position, including 28 years in various positions at LDBrinkman. He has also served as president of the National Association of Floor Covering Distributors and on the board of the World Floor Covering Association. Klingele replaces Dennis Parks, who recently left the company to pursue other interests.

Bostik Findley Flooring Group has promoted Christine A. Krisko to the position of advertising and promotions manager. Formerly the company's marketing coordinator, Krisko is now responsible for managing all advertising, packaging and promotional material development; conducting marketing budgeting analyses; and coordinating trade shows and corporate events. Bostik also appointed Alyssa K. Auriemma to the newly created position of marketing assistant. Auriemma's responsibilities include assisting the company with event planning, corporate communications, copywriting, and website design.

Witex AG has named Stephen Newman president of its Witex USA Inc. subsidiary. Newman brings more than 10 years of management experience to his position. Prior to working for Witex, Newman was the director of sales and marketing for Mohawk Industries.

The World Floor Covering Association has tapped Jon Namba to serve as director of technical services. Namba is the president of Murray, Utah-based Technical Flooring Services Inc. In his new position, he will oversee all aspects of WFCA's technical service functions, including the Regional Installation Training and Education (RITE) program.

Flexco recently promoted Kelli Jack to marketing manager. Jack, who joined the company 1998, previously served as marketing assistant. In addition, Flexco named Brian Dubois to serve as the company's architectural representative for the New York City area. Dubois brings more than 10 years of flooring industry experience to his new position, which Flexco created to address the needs of architects and designers.