Clarion Laminateshas namedMichael Babulavp sales & marketing. Babula will be responsible for North American sales, customer service and marketing for Clarion laminates. He was recently president and CEO, North America, of Franke from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, he was vp sales at Baldwin Hardware Corp. and progressed through ownership of Masco Corp. and Black and Decker Corp.
William Hakes, Ph.D.,has been appointed to the newly established position of chief marketing officer atAMC, Inc.,leading all marketing initiatives, including the AmericasMart brand. Hakes was formerly president of the Aspen Analytics division of Aspen Marketing Services, an international marketing services firm. He will be responsible for the full integration of all electronic and conventional marketing programming across all AMC business lines, primarily within the company’s AmericasMart flagship brand encompassing wholesale home, gift, area rug and apparel operations housed in its seven million square-foot downtown Atlanta trade mart complex.
CBC (America)has added several new staffers.Dale Carsonwill serve as the national accounts sales manager. He brings 24 years of experience in the flooring industry, including the past 11 years at Amtico International.
The company has also added three regional sales representatives.Al Fischer,covering the Western region, has more than 30 years of experience in flooring sales and management. He will work to increase CBC’s reach through California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona.Stephanie McCormick,covering the Southwest region, has more than 20 years of experience in commercial flooring in Texas. She will work with customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and parts of the Gulf Coast region.Andrew Heeter,a commercial specification expert, will serve the Mid-Atlantic.
Deborah Damatohas joinedGreyne Custom Wood Co.as a flooring representative through Watson Smith Carpet Rugs Hard Surface, an 80-year-old flooring company located in Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart. Damato has more than 25 years of experience in the floor covering and textiles industry.