Demaree to succeed Hackel as Carpet One president
May 15, 2008
Evan Hackel is relinquishing his day-to-day responsibilities as president of Carpet One Floor & Home to oversee a new web-based venture set for launch by Carpet One’s parent, CCA Global Partners. Assuming the top position at Carpet One will be Eric Demaree, a 32-year veteran of flooring who joined CCA three years ago after 11 years at Home Depot.
The newly formed operation to be headed by Hackel will be known as “BizUnite.” CCA officials described the venture as “a web-based business platform designed to help independent business owners across industries maintain their independence and aggressively compete against corporate conglomerates.”
Hackel, a 17-year veteran of CCA who was elevated to president of Carpet One in November 2004, will lead BizUnite as the president while retaining his position as senior vice president of groups for CCA Global Partners.
Since joining CCA three years ago, Demaree has served as president of Stone Mountain, GCO, and The Floor Trader. Prior to joining CCA, Demaree was responsible for developing Home Depot’s flooring department in his role as merchandising vice president for Home Depot and Home Depot Expo Design Centers.
“As we move forward we will continue to develop innovative programs and will deliver our unique message to our targeted audience,” Demaree said.