Craig Lampe, Wanke Cascade vice president of sales and marketing, has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 1, 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 and has seen the 72-year-old company through a period of significant strategic growth.

Shortly after college and a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, Lampe began his career as a territory sales rep for Congoleum Corp., where he remained for six years and was promoted to western regional sales manager. In 1976 Lampe took a two-year break from flooring to sell custom homes for a builder in Portland, Ore., but returned to the industry in 1978 to join Wanke Cascade as 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.