Steve Codella

Elizabeth Turner

C. Michael Smith, a 30-year veteran of the industry, recently retired as president of Kraus Orders Inc. He joined the company, then called Orders Distributing Co., in 1977 and through his management helped grow the company into a top distributor. He has served as president since 1990. With his departure, Kraus Orders has realigned its management team. Dave Mumford will oversee the Kraus Southeast division. Additionally, Don Odom has been named director of marketing and Wiley Johnson director of operations.

Mike Sweeney has joined Award Hardwood Floors as East Coast sales director. A 13-year veteran, Sweeney was previously at Alloc, where he served as Northeast regional sales manager in charge of distribution sales for the past six years.

Couristan has elevated Steve Codella to senior vp sales for the Eastern United States. He has more than 24 years of experience in the industry, including four with Couristan. In a related announcement, the company said its residential sales division will now be grouped into Eastern and Western regions.

Parterre Flooring Systems has named John Cornely vp sales for the Eastern United States. He comes to the position with over 20 years of experience in the commercial flooring market, most recently in management positions with Amtico and Centiva.

Mercier Wood Flooring has named Robert Pelletier technical and after sale service specialist. He will be responsible for fielding customer questions about installation, wood and finish properties and products as well as act as a technical resource.

Cyndie Poag-Hubbell and Elizabeth Turner have been named Johsonite’s newest solution development consultants, serving New York and the Mid-Atlantic respectively. Both women will be responsible for educating architects, designers and key specifiers about Johnsonite products and their benefits.