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  • NTCA welcomes new executive officers

    The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) held its annual meeting on Monday, October 25, and elected new members of the executive board. Martin Howard of David Allen Company was elected president. Chris Walker, also of David Allen Company, was named first vice president. Martin Brookes of Heritage Tile and Marble was elected second vice president, and James Woelfel, outgoing president, was elected chairman of the board. Dan Welch was named

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    Milliken & Company announce leadership change

    Milliken & Company announced today that J. Harold Chandler has been elected chairman, president and chief executive officer effective immediately following the resignation of Joseph M. Salley as president and chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors. Chandler has served as a member of the company’s Board of Directors for 14 years and as its chairman for the past five years. Chandler said, “We sincerely thank Joe Salley for his

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    5 Questions for USGBC’s Mahesh Ramanujam, COO

    Fall 2016 HOW HAS THE TERM “GREEN” EVOLVED IN THE A&D COMMUNITY OVER THE PAST DECADE? DOES THIS TRANSLATE GLOBALLY? The idea around making things “green” started initially as a nice- to-have or a way to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. Today, being green is an absolute requirement — across products, projects, processes and the like. And yes, this evolution is on a worldwide scale. From a global point of

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    USGBC to honor Leadership Award winners at Greenbuild 2016

    Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2016 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. “USGBC’s annual Leadership Awards recognize some of the most dedicated and

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    GBCI announces 2016 LEED Fellows

    Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) today announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals. This year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community.
“LEED would not have grown from an idea to a movement that spans more than 160 countries without the leadership and innovative thinking of professionals like our 2016 LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president,

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    Universal Fiber Systems, LLC appoints Phil Harmon, president, Universal Fibers, Inc.

    Universal Fiber Systems, LLC, which consists of two operating units — Universal Fibers, Inc. and Premiere Fibers, Inc. — has announced the appointment of Phil Harmon as president. The business executive will join Universal Fibers on September 6, 2016 and will be based at its world headquarters in Bristol, Virginia. Harmon will report directly to R. Marcus Ammen, CEO of Universal Fiber Systems, LLC. “As global producers of high quality, solution-dyed synthetic filament-based

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    J+J Flooring Group names Mike Bowers regional vice president for southeast region

    J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced today that it has named Mike Bowers regional vice president, southeast region. In this role, Bowers will provide leadership for sales teams throughout Alabama, Florida and Georgia and implement strategies to drive revenue growth for the Invision and Kinetex product brands. Bowers is reporting to Bill Blackstock, vice president, sales. A 20-year industry veteran, Bowers brings a wide range of sales, strategy and management experience

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    Mohawk announces the alignment of two key and growing business areas under proven leaders

    Mohawk Industries is pleased to announce the alignment of two key and growing business areas under proven leaders who have a history of delivering outstanding results. Each of these businesses represents opportunities for Mohawk to bring new value to the market and will play an important role in the company’s continued growth. Matt Kahny will lead Mohawk’s expansion into the $3 billion countertop market where Mohawk will make significant investments in porcelain slab and other

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    Mohawk Group names George Bandy Jr. as new vice president of sustainability

      Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, announced today that George Bandy Jr. has joined the organization as its vice president of sustainability. Bandy has spent over 22 years working in the sustainability field, and has amassed a rich experience within the discipline’s concepts and practices as they relate to positioning environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for business. “George is a seasoned sustainability leader who will

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    Metroflor Corporation / Halstead International appoints chief sustainability officer

    Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor Corporation, along with Harlan Stone, Halstead and Group CEO, announced the appointment of Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first chief sustainability officer for Metroflor and Halstead International. Chosen for her reputation as an alliance-building and forward-thinking professional, Routman will oversee product development, customer service and regulatory aspects in a collaborative fashion to define the greatest potential for environmental leadership. She will be

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