Dalton, Ga.—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has named Jacy Bolden as the first full-time director of the California Carpet Stewardship Program. Bolden comes to CARE with extensive experience in product stewardship, waste and environmental policy as the founder of consulting firm The JBC Groups. Her work includes corporate sales, solid waste systems, recycling and composting operations, and nonprofit management, as well as municipal and local government program operations and policy development. In 2004, she was named Recycler of the Year by the California Resource Recovery Association.
“We are delighted to welcome Jacy to the California team,” said Robert Peoples, CARE executive director. “The program is growing rapidly and has extensive responsibilities in increasing collection, recycling and market development. Jacy’s depth and breadth of experience is a major addition as we strive to engage stakeholders from carpet mills to local government to retailers, installers and processors in the business of recycling carpet. We have a major challenge to meet the new demands of AB 1158, and Jacy will play a key role in ensuring success.”
In collaboration with Peoples and the CARE team, Bolden will be responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the program, including delivering services to its target audiences to increase reuse, recycling and diversion of post-consumer carpet discards in California.
Based in the Los Angeles area, Bolden looks forward to traveling extensively to meet with stakeholders across the state.
Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has hired Spencer Maheu as the North America director, product management. Maheu will supervise the Laticrete team of product managers in driving new product innovation across the North American region through the continued development and diversification of the company’s integrated marketing communications.
“Spencer has the background and experience that will push our company’s product innovation further, allowing Laticrete to continue providing cutting-edge solutions for our customers,” said Sean Boyle, Laticrete vice president, marketing North America. “I look forward to seeing his contributions to the North American division as we continue to expand our product offerings.”
Maheu comes to Laticrete from Osborn International, a division of Jason Industries, where he led the product management, marketing and business development teams. Prior to working at Osborn, Maheu led product development teams at Stanley Black & Decker.
Dalton—J+J Flooring Group has promoted Ginger Gilbert to director of product design.
Gilbert, who most recently served as director of product—Kinetex, will now assume responsibility for product design across J+J’s Invision brand and Kinetex brand. The move streamlines the company’s management structure and brings enhanced efficiency to the development of new products from J+J’s product design team.
“Ginger has proven to be highly successful at developing design-forward commercial flooring products that generate broad appeal and interest,” said David Jolly, president, J+F Flooring. “Her experience and ability to work effectively with other areas across the organization, including manufacturing, marketing and research, are great assets as she assumes this expanded role.”
Gilbert joined J+J Flooring Group in 2013. Prior to joining the company, she served in both leadership and key design roles at leading companies throughout the flooring industry. Gilbert also brings a decade of experience as an interior designer working with architectural firms including Taylor + Associates and FKP Inc.
DALTON—The Mohawk Group announced Susan Curtis recently joined the organization, as senior director of color and design. Curtis is a highly respected textile designer with more than 20 years experience in the commercial flooring industry. As the head of the commercial design team, Curtis will work to conceive, cultivate and launch new product offerings. Continue reading Susan Curtis joins the Mohawk Group