Tom Lape will lead sales and marketing efforts for Mohawk's residential unit.

Mohawk Industries has realigned its Mohawk residential and commercial flooring businesses into two strategic business units (SBUs) which will be headed by Mohawk Group president Monte Thornton. The move is in keeping with the manufacturer's effort to streamlining operations,

"Our intent is to develop a structure that allows Mohawk employees to best utilize their skills, increase responsiveness, and contribute to Mohawk's overall success," said Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk. Within the Residential SBU, Tom Lape will be responsible for sales and marketing functions. Frank Peters will lead carpet and yarn manufacturing, product development and planning. The unit also includes hard surfaces responsibilities.

Within the Commercial Flooring SBU, Jim McCallum will head sales and marketing. Jim Prettyman will be responsible for carpet manufacturing, product development and planning. Operational processes will be led by Joe Yarbrough, with responsibilities for extrusion, distribution, backing, and cushion, and other functions. Both SBUs will also include customer operations and support functions.