Columbia Flooring has expanded its sales and marketing staff with three appointments. Steven Abels has joined as sales manager, national accounts.

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Columbia Flooringhas expanded its sales and marketing staff with three appointments. Steven Abelshas joined as sales manager, national accounts. He will be responsible for developing retail-cooperative and national account business. In addition,Joanna Beckmanhas joined as creative services manager andErica Poteathas been hired as marketing services coordinator.

Peter LePage
With the retirement of executive vpDave Stafford, Commercial Carpets of Americahas promotedMichael Reinketo senior vp. In this new role, he will oversee both the commercial group and the government group. He was previously vp and manager of the government group. That role will be filled byPeter LePage, a 20-year industry veteran.

The Loxcreen Flooring Grouphas expanded its commercial products sales team.Steven LaGrouhas joined as national sales manager - commercial products. He will be responsible for overseeing the company's U.S. commercial sales.Gerry Yateshas been appointed sales agent - commercial products. His territory will include Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Miragehas hiredSylvie Landryas architect and design representative. Covering Quebec, Landry will be responsible for developing programs to educate flooring specifiers.