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Haines restructures management team

haines logoGlen Burnie, Md.—Following the integration of CMH Space, Haines announced it is restructuring its management team to prepare for the future of the company.

The company said 16 leaders were promoted and given expanded duties to strengthen the company’s capability to improve and grow. Two executives (Scott Roy and Rosana Chaidez) moved on to become CEOs of smaller companies while work was underway for several years to prepare mid-level leaders to run the larger Haines, the company said.

“When you are a top notch company you develop people,” said Bruce Zwicker, president and CEO. “Changes are inevitable and when they occur they are opportunities if you are prepared. We are. We’ve been preparing for years.”

Mike Barrett was promoted to executive vice president–logistics; Hoy Lanning to executive vice president–CMH Division; John Coakley to chief financial and technology officer; and Bill Rothenbach to senior vice president–human resources.

In other moves, Jed Collins was promoted to director-supplies division; Brian Green to director-CMH Sales South; Mike Thomas to director–CMH Sales Florida; Jay Friend to director-CMH Sales North; Brian Parker to CMH marketing director; Nitin Mahajan to director-logistics optimization and planning; Mike Chisari to director-customer service and Haines voice of the customer; Eric Davis to director-purchasing and supplier reliability; and Jim Dennis to senior manager–supplies marketing and sales-North.

Additional Haines Leaders were promoted, and recruiting for various leadership positions is underway, including a director, information technology.

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Haines Loyalty Club dealers thrive

Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014

By Ken Ryan

Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 12.02.17 PMBaltimore—When Haines’ 2013 Loyalty Club Retailer of the Year Bill Zeigler thinks about the value of membership, he thinks about the family atmosphere and friendship that exists within the group as much as he does the products and programs Haines offers. All of these factors played a role in the success of C.F. Zeigler & Sons of Hanover, Pa., which enjoyed a 23% increase in business in 2013.

“I dedicate as much time as humanly possible to the Loyalty Club and advisory council to bring the best program we can to members,” Zeigler said during the recent Haines Loyalty Club Summit here. “Haines people are upfront, they tell the truth and they listen to their customers.” Continue reading Haines Loyalty Club dealers thrive

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Paul Murfin & Xavier Steyaert join forces as co-CEOs of IVC US

Paul Murfin, recently named co-CEO of IVC US

Dalton – IVC US, the Dalton based manufacturer of fiberglass sheet vinyl, announced last month the promotion of its president Paul Murfin to co-CEO, effective immediately.

Murfin will now share responsibilities with Xavier Steyaert, who has acted as CEO of IVC US for almost eight years. In this unique arrangement, Murfin will mainly focus on further growing IVC’s market presence in North America, while Steyaert will oversee the operational, financial and industrial development of IVC’s North American activities. Continue reading Paul Murfin & Xavier Steyaert join forces as co-CEOs of IVC US

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NALFA announces nominees for 2012 Lammy Awards

The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) congratulates the nominees for the 2012 Lammy Awards. NALFA presents the Lammy awards annually to companies and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the laminate flooring industry.

NALFA’s board of directors anonymously nominates individuals and organizations for each category. NALFA members, as well as the editors of Floor Covering Installer, Floor Covering News, Floor Covering Weekly, Floor Focus and National Floor Trends, then vote for the winners. The first Lammy Awards were presented in 2007. Continue reading NALFA announces nominees for 2012 Lammy Awards

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Claims resolution: Distributors ramp up efforts to aid dealers

By Ken Ryan

Flooring distributors are uniquely positioned to facilitate claims for their retailer partners, and that success often hinges on “the three things that matter most.” So said Jeff Jaeckle, president of Madison, Wis.-based Jaeckle Distributors.

That trio includes:

1. A mindset of claims-handling as a valuable service rather than a necessary evil.

2. Streamlining the process to involve as few steps as possible.

3. Getting manufacturers to operate with the same degree of urgency as their customers. Continue reading Claims resolution: Distributors ramp up efforts to aid dealers

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IVC partners with CMH

Dalton—IVC has named CMH Space Flooring as a distributor in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

CMH which recently acquired Bayard Sales Corp. (FCNews, May 14/21), will bring IVC enhanced sales and logistical coverage in these regions, noted Paul Murfin, IVC’s president. “CMH is one of the premier distributors, and we’re very pleased to expand our distribution footprint with a company of this caliber.” Continue reading IVC partners with CMH