Jeanne Nichols

Marcello Sassi

GranitiFiandre has promoted Jeanne Nichols to vp sales and marketing, Marcello Sassi to vp national accounts. Both work for TransCeramica, the U.S. marketing and sales arm GranitiFiandre. Nichols will develop and implement GranitiFiandre’s U.S. sales and marketing strategies, and oversee marketing, p.r., strategic sales and business development efforts. Sassi will oversee the company’s U.S. national accounts program.

Nick Macrino

Laticrete International has named Nick Macrino architectural group manager. He will report directly to the North America sales manager and will implement the “goals of Laticrete to secure specifications on high-profile projects,”  the company says.

Walt Stivers

Laticrete has also promoted Walt Stivers to regional sales manager. He will be responsible for managing sales efforts in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. He has been with Laticrete since 2005.

Christopher Wood has been named director of operations of Advanced Adhesives Technologies. His responsibilities include managing day-to-day company operations, including product development, manufacturing and finance, and overseeing the company’s new 28,000-sq.-foot facility. Wood has served AAT in quality control and purchasing prior to his new appointment.

Mark Long

Mark Long has been tapped to work in Chemque Inc.’s sales and technical support department of the company’s Fortane adhesives and moisture vapor membrane line. The 30-year wood flooring veteran is based in Memphis, Tenn.

Kronotex USA has promoted Ken Peden to coo. He is responsible for the company’s North American laminate flooring business including sales, marketing, distribution, manufacturing and product development. He previously served as the company’s executive vp.

Florim USA has added industry veterans Ron Spezzaferri and Gene Dingman as regional vps of sales. Spezzaferri, who previously served 13 years as Crossville Inc.’s regional manager, is responsible for the eastern region. Dingman, who comes to Florim from StonePeak, will manage the western region.

Barbara Everk has been named president of Advance Carpet One Floor & Home’s seven corporate stores in St. Louis, Mo. Her responsibilities include all sales, marketing, operations and financial aspects. She reports to Charlie Dilks, Carpet One Floor & Home coo, and president of Carpet One Floor & Home Canada.

Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring has appointed Bill Schollmeyer to the newly created vp of sales position, and named NWFA instructor Steve Marley technical director. Schollmeyer, who previously served as product management vp of Hoboken Floors, is responsible for establishing and growing relationships with Johnson distributor partners. As an Advanced Master Craftsman and Vanguard degree holder, Marley is responsible for quality control and will oversee technical issues.

Melissa Noebes

Melissa Noebes has been named Invista Interiors’ marketing communications and brand manager for its commercial and transportation business. She is responsible for overall communications and brand management of Antron carpet fiber. Noebes previously served GE as marketing communications manager for its environmental products and services division.