John Rietveldt, the president of Tarkett's residential division for the past three years, is reportedly leaving to join American Standard Co. The Piscataway, N.J.-based bath and kitchen products giant announced that Rietveldt has been named vp and gm for its European operation which is based in Brussels, Belgium. He is slated to begin at the new post at the end of August.

The president of American Standard's global bath and kitchen business, James E. Dwyer, said Rietveldt was being called on to elevate the division. "John has an excellent track record of business success and is well-suited to lead our efforts to rebuild Bath and Kitchen's profitability in Europe. He has proven himself as a well-rounded, versatile leader who can create revenue growth, operational excellence, positive customer relationships, brand strength and teamwork. I'm delighted to welcome John to American Standard," said Dwyer in a statement issued by American Standard.

Prior to his tenure at Tarkett, Rietveldt spent eight years in leadership roles at Whirlpool including vice president of sales for Europe. Earlier in his career, he served in sales and marketing positions at household appliance companies Electrolux and Moulinex.

Neither Tarkett officials nor Rietveldt could be reached for comment.