Juan Flores, president of laminate flooring and transitions maker Faus Group, has resigned. In a letter to the press, he noted, "after much consideration, I have decided to explore other opportunities. My decision has not been an easy one to make, but I feel that it is the correct one for me at this point in my career." Flores told NFT his decision was completely personal and "was not related to any particular development within the company."

"After 12 years of working with Faus in the States, [a division] which I created myself from scratch, I realized it was time for a change, the end of a chapter," he said. "I thought this decision was best for me and the company."

"I felt at this point in my career, it's always good to let somebody else come in and bring new ideas to the company," he added, stating, "It's good to take a little break, clear my thoughts, spend some time with my family and move on."

Flores said he will not remain with Faus in a consulting role and has made a complete break from the company. "I will not be involved with the company. I will look for new opportunities after a little while," he said.

Calls to Faus' U.S. headquarters in Calhoun, Ga., were not immediately returned.

Flores has been an executive with Faus since founding the U.S. branch in 1997. Formerly the general manager, he was promoted to president of the company's U.S. operations in 2005. He is widely credited with helping to grow the Faus name in the U.S. market.