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Allen Harrison
Dependable Chemicalhas named Allen Harrisonregional sales manager for the company. In his new position, Harrison is responsible for the company's sales and interaction with distributors, representatives and contractors in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and western Tennessee. Harrison brings more than 17 years of experience to his new role. He has held sales and contracting positions involving polymer and epoxy coatings in the commercial, industrial and marine industries.

DuPont Flooring Systems recently appointed Nicholas Mazzo as vice president and general manager of the company's New York City office. Mazzo is charged with concentrating on sustainable growth by expanding the business while reducing its environmental footprint. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Mazzo previously was a top salesman for Lees Carpets, where he spearheaded accounts such as Deutsche Bank, Footlocker, Persons Brinckerhoff, and state governments.

Michale Rappaport
Gene P. Eichenseerhas been namedVPI Floor Products Division'sregional sales manager for the South Central United States. Prior to joining VPI, Eichenseer was divisional sales director for Ohio-based Mill's Pride Inc., a division of Masco Corp. He has also worked as a management consultant.

Michael Rappaport recently signed on as district sales manager for Azrock brand in Florida. In addition to managing Azrock distribution and sales within the state, Rappaport is responsible for developing relationships with architectural and design firms as well as major flooring contractors in his market. Previously, Rappaport served as the sales and project manager for Spectra Contract Flooring. He has more than five years' experience in the industry.

Richard Franks
SI Flooring Systems recently promoted Richard Franks to director of sales. Before joining SI last year, Franks worked for DuPont's commercial nylon flooring business.