Paris, France– Tarkett has made changes to its executive management committee, including the appointment of Jeff Fenwick as interim president & CEO of Tarkett North America, effective March 15th.
Fenwick will succeed Andrew Bonham who has decided to resign from his position for personal reasons, according to the company. Fenwick will join the group’s executive management committee and will remain based in Tarkett’s North American Headquarters, in Solon, Ohio.
With more than 20 years of experience in the interior design industry, Fenwick is an accomplished business leader with demonstrated performance in driving growth, margin improvement and organizational effectiveness. He joined Tarkett in October 2012 and was recently promoted as chief operating officer for Tarkett North America, where he was responsible for leadership of the commercial and residential sales and customer service organizations for flooring. Prior to Tarkett, Fenwick served as general manager of Kimball Office and vice president of Kimball International, a leader in office furniture. Fenwick serves on the board of the International Interior Design Association as industry vice president and sits on the board of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.
As announced during the publication of its 2018 results, Tarkett has undertaken a review of its strategic priorities with a specific focus on profitability, agility, digital and circular economy. In this context, Tarkett has reorganized its research & development and innovation capabilities for the benefit of its customers and operational performance.
With that in mind, new appointments include Pierre Barrard, strategic marketing & digital EVP, to the position of strategic marketing, digital & innovation EVP; and Antoine Prevost, operations EVP, to the position of research & development and operations EVP, both effective March 15th.
Barrard will oversee the group’s innovation team in close collaboration with the divisions and operations. His mission, according to the company, will be to ensure the development of client-centric innovation and its seamless integration into the group’s marketing approach.
Prevost will oversee the group research team, which the company said is crucial to its industrial and procurement challenges. His mission, the company said, will be to strengthen the efficiency of product and process research and development, in order to better respond to market expectations, technological, regulatory and environmental developments. Until now, Tarkett’s research and innovation capabilities were headed by Anne-Christine Ayed.