ECORE International has announced that Thomas S. Davis, retired president and ceo of Mannington Mills, Inc., has joined the Board of Directors of the recycled rubber flooring maker.

At Mannington, Davis helped develop the management team and culture at the flooring firm. In addition, he also served as chairman of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute for 2008 and 2009. Davis joined Mannington after a 23-year tenure with Milliken & Company in Spartanburg, Ga. Prior to that, he served as an officer in the United States Army and earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in chemistry at Furman University.

Arthur Dodge III, ECORE chairman and ceo, said, “Tom is a recognized leader in the flooring industry, and his reputation for integrity and evenhandedness is above reproach. I look forward to tapping into Tom’s experience and innovative spirit as we seek to take ECORE to the next level. We are delighted to have him on board.”

ECORE’s other directors include Lori Dowling, industry consultant and former president and ceo of StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative (now Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership); Michael DeRosa, managing director of Element Partners; Andrew Dodge, president of Gerbert Ltd.; Laura Dodge, managing director of international business of ECORE International; Gene Otto, evp and managing director of Sageworth Trust Company; and Scott Wagner, president and owner of Penn Waste.

“ECORE is a company with a compelling platform,” said Davis. “In addition, they enjoy the collected wisdom of experienced personnel who have been in the flooring industry for a number of years, which translates to strong relationships, a cornerstone in our business. I am excited about being on their board and hope to be a contributor to their continued success.”

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