CCA Global Partners has appointed Randy Gum to the position of vice president, Hard Surfaces. In this new role, Gum will lead the buying cooperative's hard-surface programs and will be responsible for planning, acquiring and coordinating hard-surface products and programs for all flooring divisions within the CCA Global network.

Gum has amassed 21 years in sales and distribution of hard surfaces. He began his floor covering career with Color Tile before moving into distribution as vice president of Sales for JJ Haines. He most recently served as president of the St. Louis-based Misco Shawnee distributorship.

"At CCA Global, Randy will continue his passion for hard surface sales and marketing," said Jim Gould, chief products officer for CCA Global Partners. "As the leader for our hard-surfaces division, he will be working on a much larger scale, selecting and assembling products and developing programs that satisfy the needs of each of our flooring divisions."

Gum will operate out of CCA Global's St. Louis office and will be supported by a staff of product buyers focused on all hard-surface products. His goal will be to support CCA Global's mandate to provide flooring that is innovative and geared to improve the profitability of CCA Global's members.