Bruce Hric

Bruce Hric, previously the interim president and CEO of Capel, has been promoted to permanent president and CEO. Hric has more than 23 years of home furnishings experience including nine years with Capel. He was partly promoted “for his innate ability to unite all levels of management,” according to Capel’s board of directors.

Christiaan Wienbeck has been named president and CEO of Scandian Industries. Among his first duties will be “to spearhead an initiative to streamline the operations of all divisions of the company.” Acting president and CEO Paulo Scandian will direct a newly created board of directors with members including Jayme and Fabio Scandian.

Steven L. “Woody” Barker has joined Bostik Flooring Group as the Central California territory manager for ceramic products. An industry veteran, Barker most recently served as building account manager for Koch Industries’ Invista/Stainmaster carpet division.

Phil Reifinger has been elevated to vp national sales for Ark Floors. In this role, Reifinger will oversee all national sales including regional managers Jim Fiore, Jarrod Johnson, Adrian Van Raalton and Colleen Begonis. Reifinger was previously national sales manager for Ark.

Meg Lesnick has been named chief operating officer of Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings.  She will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and overseeing strategic planning. She was previously the national franchisee’s director of marketing.

Allen Smith

Allen Smith has joined Award Hardwood Floors as SW sales director. He recently worked for more than five years for Columbia Flooring in distributor sales. He also has experience with Hartco/Tri-Pac/Armstrong.

Michael Hottinger has been appointed Penn Wood Products’ sales manager for the western U.S. and Canada. His experience includes the role of accessories product manager for Armstrong Wood Products. Hottinger will be based in Dallas, where the company is looking to expand.