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Carr Newton joins American OEM as executive VP of sales

Burns, Tenn.—American OEM has brought on Carr Newton as executive vice president of sales. Newton will be responsible for the overall strategic planning and execution of sales for all products and channels of American OEM.

In this position, Newton is relocating to the American OEM headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., and will report directly to the CEO, Don Finkell. Randy Schrecengost will continue to serve as vice president of sales, managing distributors of American OEM products and the Hearthwood brand.

“Carr has been a respected colleague and friend for many years, and his tireless work ethic and experience in the industry make him an ideal add to American OEM,” said Don Finkell, founder and CEO. Newton marks the second executive hire for the company in the past 30 days, joining newly appointed COO, Harry Bogner. “The addition of these two executives to our already outstanding team positions us to achieve long-term growth and success,” added Finkell.

Bringing 20 years of industry experience, Newton has served in senior sales and marketing positions at both Shaw Industries and Anderson Hardwood Floors. In his most recent position as vice president of hardwood and laminate, he had responsibility for managing multiple product categories and sales channels, as well as product development, supplier strategy/relations and inventory management.