Tim Crais
Faus Group has appointed Traci Powell as marketing manager. Prior to joining Faus, Powell worked with Beaulieu Rugs and Oriental Weavers of America in various capacities, including design, sales and marketing.

Mullican Flooring has made several personnel changes. Tim Crais has been named product manager, Kristen Crowder has joined the company's customer service department and Neil Wenger has been named Northeast regional sales manager.

A 24-year industry veteran, Crais will be involved in marketing Mullican's products to customers and distributors. Crowder brings three years' experience in billing and insurance claims management to her position. Wenger has 10 years' sales experience in the hardwood flooring industry, most recently with Medallion Hardwood.

Neil Wenger

StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative has appointed Deb Esbenshade as director of member services. Her primary responsibilities include coordinating all membership recruitment, and creating and implementing an active membership training schedule. She reports to Lori Dowling, president and CEO.

Deb Esbenshade

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers has promoted Paul Pauluzzi to vice president of sales.

Paul Paluzzi
Pauluzzi had been with Sphinx for more than five years as the Midwest regional manager, and was promoted to vice president of sales for his region in 2002. Blake Dennard assumes Pauluzzi's old position. In addition, Doug Robetor has been named vice president of sales for the Southeast.

Tarkett Wood has brought on Bob McDonnell as a regional sales manager. He will be responsible for mid-Atlantic territory, servicing Derr Flooring and Superior Products. For the past eight years, McDonnell was with Kahrs International, most recently as regional manager.