Florim USA has named Jim Doughertyvp marketing. An industry veteran with more than 25 years experience in marketing, he will lead the company's marketing and customer service initiatives including strategies for both the Esquire and American Florim brands.

Jim Dougherty


Florim USA has named Jim Doughertyvp marketing. An industry veteran with more than 25 years experience in marketing, he will lead the company's marketing and customer service initiatives including strategies for both the Esquire and American Florim brands. He will also offer support to the Florim Group's local marketing activities. Before joining Florim he most recently headed the Crossville marketing department.

The Roca Tile Group has announced the departure ofDonald E. Olsenas president of U.S. operations. He will be succeeded by Agustin Lopez, a senior managing director for the company. Roca said Olsen, who has been with the company for 21 years and was president since 1995, was leaving Aug. 31 "to pursue other opportunities."

Flooring tools and accessories maker, Q.E.P. Co. has namedJim Daubsas vp business development. He will focus on the compnay's strategic marketing initiatives and strengthening of key customer relations.

Faus Group has promotedRichard Gibsonto national sales manager for their Fausfloor channel of distribution. A 26-year veteran of the industry, Gibson was most recently the company's Northeast Regional Sales Manager.

John Bradshaw, an 18 year veteran of Shaw Industries has been named for the newly created position of environmental marketing manager. He has been charged with restarting Shaw's Evergreen nylon recycling facility in Augusta.

Carl Schneider

Intertech Flooring has announced several personnel moves:Carl Schneiderhas been promoted to vp finance. He had been controller since 1994.Dixon Matlock, a director of production, is elevated to vice president of Austin operations.Jonathan Barton,Glenn RichterandJames Krotzerhave each been promoted to director of production from product manager positions.Mark Solishas been promoted to project coordinator. He had previously been an installation foreman.Philip R. MacNameshas joined as warehouse manager. His background includes working at Dresser Industries and Blockbuster's Main Distribution Center,

Dave Brownlee

Edge Flooring has announced that its director of product development and vendor management,Dave Brownleehas been accepted as a member of the Color Marketing Group. Admittance to the 1,300-member group is based on career accomplishments that have helped strengthen the design field.