Hardwood mouldings manufacturer Artistic Finishes Inc. (AFI) has hired Derek Archibeque to serve as Southwest U.S. Regional sales manager for the company.

Based in Dallas, he will service AFI accounts in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennesse, Texas and throughout Mexico.

Archibeque has more than 15 years' experience in the floor covering industry, including stints as a territory manager with Bostik Findley and manager of slaes training for Robbins Hardwood Floors.

"Derek's extensive knowledge of our industry and customer base will make him an instant asset," said Randy Hambright, AFI director of Sales and Management. "We anticipate this addition will only enhance and strengthen our ability to grow our prefinished flooring accessory business, while providing our growing distributor base with an even higher level of service."