Following the resignation of ceo Tony Sturrus, Pergo AB and its North American arm Pergo Inc. have restructured their management ranks, naming separate ceos to fill the duel posts previously held by Sturrus. Leading the company’s North American operations is George R. Kelley, who takes over as president and ceo of the newly integrated laminate flooring companies Pergo Inc and Uniboard. In addition the company has named Michael Ernst as ceo of the global parent company Pergo AB.
a veteran of the steel and metal industry who most recently served seven years
as president of Bohler-Uddeholm Specialty Metals Inc., a Virginia-based arm of High
Speed Steels and Powder Metallurgy. Kelley was previously president at Zapp USA
Inc., a high-precision metals company.
serves as a board member of Pergo AB parent company Pfleiderer Sweden AG, which
purchased the laminate flooring maker earlier this year. Additionally, Frida
Rosenholm has been named deputy CEO of Pergo’s European operations.
Before his departure, Sturrus served for two years as ceo and
president of Pergo AB and the North American arm Pergo Inc. He was named to the
post in April 2005 shortly after the resignation of Goran Bernhoff. Sturrus
joined Pergo in 2003 after serving for nine years as president of Baldwin
Hardware, a building materials company.
Tony Sturrus resigns; Pergo restructures management
June 15, 2007