Dennis Kleinhas been named director of sales for the specialty products division ofFoam Products Corp.He was named to this newly created position to lead the company's non-slip area rug pad business. Klein brings a broad range of sales and marketing experience to his position.

Kronotex has added David Shearn as its territory sales manager. Recently, Shearn was in laminate sales with Meyer USA in Atlanta. Prior to that, Shearn served as project manager of a new line of laminate flooring for Saint-Gobain in Coventry, England.

Craig Lampe, Wanke Cascade vice president of sales and marketing, has announced his retirement after 33 years in the flooring industry. Lampe has headed up the Pacific Northwest flooring distributor's sales and marketing team for the past 25 years. He originally joined Wanke Cascade as the company's marketing manager. Lampe's current duties and responsibilities will be absorbed by the existing sales and marketing team at Wanke Cascade. His retirement plans include travel and spending time with his wife Jan, along with their children and grandchildren.

In addition, Wanke Cascade has promoted Ray Eppley to serve as vice president of sales. His experience includes sales management duties for a Formica countertop manufacturing company, wholesale distribution sales and retail floor covering management, and time as a flooring manufacturer regional sales manager. He can be telephoned directly at (503) 978-8313.

Tony Perri has been promoted to product and marketing manager for Wanke Cascade's ceramic tile division. His experience includes warehouse management, branch operation management, sample manufacturing, purchasing and inventory management. He may be phoned directly at (503) 978-8340.