March 30, 2006
Hal Koller has been named the new national sales manager for Basic Coatings. Koller will be responsible for managing the Basic Coatings sales force, as well as developing and implementing sales strategy and programs. Koller holds many years of experience in the industry.
Dal-Tile has elevated Harold Turk to president. Turk was previously executive vp for the company's Dal-Tile Strategic Business Unit. In addition, the company has promoted Matthew Kahny as executive vp of sales and marketing, and John Turner, Jr. as senior vp of the Dal-Tile Strategic Business Unit.
Faus Group has appointed Juan Negre, CEO, as chairman of the board of directors. He will also continue as CEO. The new position makes Negre the global chairman of the laminate flooring maker.
Ron Tait has been named national sales manager for Flexco. Tait has more than 28 years of industry experience, most recently as a sales representative with Roppe, Flexco's sister company.
IVC US Inc. has appointed Xavier Steyaert and Don Roberts to the roles of president and vp retail sales and marketing, respectively. Steyaert comes to IVC US from former parent company Balta Group in Belgium. Roberts was formerly president of Carpet One Retail, as well as a founder of Edge Flooring.
William "Chris" Wellborn has joined Mohawk Industries Inc. as COO. Wellborn was previously the president of Dal-Tile Inc., a subsidiary of Mohawk. Wellborn will be responsible for developing and implementing efforts to expand Mohawk's business.
Mariann Gregory has announced that she is retiring as executive director of the National Association of Floor Covering Distributors after 13 years. She will be succeeded by Maurice "Moe" Desmarais, who has 25 years of experience in association management.
Tarkett Residential has announced several hires to the company's North American arm. Bob Russell, formerly vp sales and marketing for IVC US, joins Tarkett as vp of national accounts. Analie Roth, formerly vp of sales and marketing for Tarkett Wood, has been named vp, brand marketing. Darrell Tweed has become senior director of product development for Tarkett Wood. He was formerly national sales and marketing manager for Tarkett Wood's Canadian division.
Joe Renzetti has been named president and general manager of Specialty Construction Brands, which manufactures the TEC line of installation products. Renzetti was previously general manager of Adalis, a consulting firm that served several manufacturing industries.
Vitromex has added Ken Davis to its sales team. Davis joins as regional sales manager for the Southeast region, covering Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia. Davis holds more than 17 years of experience in the industry, most recently with Florida Tile.