Tesoro Woods, based in Pennsauken, N.J., has recently separated from Brandywine International Hardwood (BIH). William Jopling, the original founder and owner of Wood Flooring International and former ceo of BIH, now fully owns Tesoro Woods as the company's ceo. BIH, which retains the Wood Flooring International brand, is now under the direction of John Himes, president and ceo.
Tesoro Woods includes several former BIH brands & programs: Tesoro Woods, the residential brand; Wood Floor Resource Group (WFRG), the commercial arm; Wood Floor Exchange (WFEX), a container direct program; COOL Flooring, a liquidation program; and Tesoro Woods Global, the global sales & sourcing arm.
“This announcement marks an important milestone for us as we refocus on innovative programs in support of our customers' flooring needs,” Jopling said.
As part of the restructuring, BIH has relocated its corporate headquarters to West Chester, Pa. Himes is joined by a team of industry veterans including Mike Tucker as cfo/coo; Tong Chen, Asian operations director; and Andrew Mullen, supply chain director.
“This reorganization will position us even better to serve all of our distribution partners with our current products and all of the new products now being introduced,” Himes noted.
For more information on Tesoro, visit www.TesoroWoodsInc.com. For more information on BIH, visit www.wflooring.com.
Tesoro, Brandywine announce split
March 31, 2011