Dave Thoresen

Former Mannington executive David E. Thoresen has joined LG Floors as executive vp. "My biggest challenge," the flooring veteran said of his new position, "is developing a strategy to maximize the organization we already have in place. A consistent approach and strategy is all that's missing."

Thoresen, who will work out of LG Floors' Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based headquarters, has worked in various positions for Mannington over the last eight years. Most recently, he was manager of retail strategic accounts. Additionally, he has served the company as director of sales & marketing, director of resilient business, and national sales manager.

Thoresen noted that the move to LG Floors was an "easy decision" for him. “LG Floors is equipped with good sales partners and an excellent sales team,” he said. “We have the ability to move faster than our larger competitors. The key is for the company to strongly position itself during the down time, being ready for when things start improving."