SCS Global Services, a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, is pleased to announce that Carl Cothran has joined the company to head its certification services for the flooring industry. Cothran brings several decades of experience and leadership to the position, including extensive technical expertise in international manufacturing management.

Cothran has held key positions with well-known flooring products companies, most recently serving Senior Director of Quality Assurance for Mohawk. He has also worked for TexTure Tex Inc., Horizon Industries, Inc., Integrated Products Plant 12, and Trend Carpet Mills, overseeing projects that ranged from business development to quality assurance, especially in meeting environmental standards requirements.

"Our clients will appreciate Carl's in depth knowledge of the flooring community's quality issues and needs," said Stowe Beam, Managing Director of SCS Environmental Certification Services division. "With Carl's involvement, SCS is well positioned to continue to move our flooring certification programs in a direction that provides manufacturers around the globe with streamlined benefits and quality service."

Cothran is based in Rome, GA, a major U.S. flooring industry hub. In his new role, he will continue the evolution of SCS' flooring-industry focused certification and assessment programs, including: FloorScore, the indoor air quality certification program for flooring; Green Squared, the Tile Council of North America's (TCNA) standard for sustainable tile and tile installation materials, and a range of other sustainable flooring standards. In addition, he will help advise companies seeking life-cycle assessment services through SCS to support Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations and Environmentally Preferable Product claims.

Cothran will be spearheading the consolidation of SCS' flooring programs for maximum service delivery and quality assurance. He will also focus on expanding its programs into the global marketplace. His predecessor at SCS, Nicole Munoz, is transitioning to divisional quality management oversight.

SCS Global Services (formerly Scientific Certification Systems) has been a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for three decades. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice. Its flooring clients include well-known industry leaders such as Mohawk, Roppe, and Tarkett.