Steve Manning

Jeff Tolke
Ardex America has appointed Steve Manning as president and CEO of Ardex America and its subsidiaries Ardex Engineered Cements and the W.W. Henry Co. Manning has 25 years' experience in the industrial, consumer, and building materials sectors.

Crossville Inc. has promoted John E. Smith to president and general manager. He succeeds Svend Hovmand, who will step down as president and CEO but remain on Crossville's board. Smith joined Crossville in 1994 as vp of manufacturing and remained in that post until his accent to president.

Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services has appointed Jeff Tolke as vp of sales and business development. Tolke's 20 years of sales and marketing experience include roles in consumer food companies such as the Pillsbury Co. and Kraft Foods.

Craig Lapeere

Masland Carpets has named Craig Lapeere as president of the company's residential division. Lapeere joined the Dixie Group in 1992, as vp of Patrick Carpet Mills. In 1998, Lapeere accepted the position at Masland as vp of residential business.