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Lanning to stay on as Haines senior CEO advisor

Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 2.22.56 PMGlen Burnie, Md.—Haines’ Hoy Lanning has agreed to stay with the company as senior CEO advisor. Lanning originally planned to retire at the end of 2017. After working with the new leadership team at Haines there was mutual agreement for Lanning to remain as part of the executive leadership team for the foreseeable future.

“We have worked very hard the last three years integrating Haines and CMH,” Lanning said. “The payoff to our work is now happening. When Mike Barrett (president and CEO) discussed me staying on with Haines longer to help maximize our efforts, I was happy to agree. I really enjoy this business and the people (employees, customers and suppliers) in it. We can do great things together.”

Barrett also expressed excitement about the decision. “[Lanning’s] advice and experience are a key part of the success Haines has been having this year. He is a trusted advisor to me and someone I have tremendous respect for as both an industry leader and a person.”

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Kent Goodman, owner and CEO of Space Flooring, retires

Kent Goodman (left) and Hoy Lanning
Kent Goodman (left) and Hoy Lanning

Glen Burnie, Md. –Haines announces the retirement of Kent B. Goodman, owner and CEO of Space Flooring. Goodman and his family operated the Atlanta-based company since its founding in 1969, and sold the company to CMH in 2008. At the time, Kent stayed on as president of Space Flooring and became a partner and shareholder of CMH Space.

Goodman’s career in flooring began at the age of 16 and he worked through many positions until he became vice president of operations in 1985, when the company’s sales were $10 million. He became president and CEO of Space Flooring, succeeding his father in 1993 when sales were $18 million. Under Goodman’s leadership, Space Flooring grew to $70 million.

Bruce Zwicker, president and CEO of Haines, and Hoy Lanning, president of CMH, join a gathering of family, friends, employees, suppliers, and customers to honor Goodman.

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NAFCD encourages members to participate in survey

Chicago – As part of its work to deliver continuous value to members and the industry, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is conducting an updated 2012 financial performance benchmarking survey, and encourages all members to participate. Continue reading NAFCD encourages members to participate in survey