Color Tilerecently hiredTony Fryas the company's director of Membership Development. In his new position, Fry is responsible for enhancing the Color Tile dealer network and overseeing Color Tile's Membership Development team. Fry previously served as a divisional membership development manager for Beaulieu/Brinkman buying groups, Pro Flooring and Partnership By Design.
Richard Haight has joined Mannington Mills as the company's national builder manager. A 12-year veteran of the flooring industry, he is charged with driving all builder initiatives and programs for the builder market. In addition, Mannington named Mark D. Brown product manager for its residential resilient unit. Brown, who has 16 years of sales and marketing experience, is responsible for the marketing and promotion of all Mannington residential resilient floors.
Des Moines, Iowa-based Basic Coatings has named Roy Blackburn company president. Blackburn, who most recently worked with The Fletco Co. , brings nearly 30 years experience to his new position.
Harris-Tarkett has named Steve Brown director of New Product Concepts. Brown is responsible for servicing several long-term commercial customers. Prior to joining Harris-Tarkett, Brown was general manager at Buell Flooring Group.
Ron Peden recently assumed the position of chief operating officer for Aurora, Colo.-based BonaKemi USA. Peden is responsible for all operations, sales, marketing, financial, and research and development functions for the North American unit of BonaKemi AB. Peden brings more than 15 years of flooring industry experience to his new position.
Filmtech LLC recently appointed Tom Chuck as its independent representative for California, Arizona and Nevada. Chuck will provide customer service to distributors in these regions and will market the company's products.
Twenty-year flooring industry veteran Terry O'Toole has joined Witex USA as the company's West Coast regional sales manager. Before O'Toole signed on with the company, Witex served the West Coast from its facilities in Kennesaw, Ga.