January 6/13, 2014; Volume 27/Number 18
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles highlighting some of the women in the floor covering industry who are not only making a difference, but raising its level of professionalism.)
By Jenna Lippin
Rosana Chaidez has developed a strong reputation as vice president of sales & marketing and procurement for Haines, the largest floor covering distributor serving the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Hard work and dedication brought her to the top ranks, making her an inspiration to all women who are aiming to hold their ground in a male-dominated industry.
Joining the industry in 1986 with distributor FlorStar Sales in Chicago, Chaidez was charged with internal operations, including customer service, supply chain functions and information technology. In 2002 she joined Haines as chief information officer, and she has continued to ascend the corporate ladder. She was eventually appointed to oversee the supply chain, and then in 2008 became general manager of the Wheeler division in Florida shortly after its acquisition by Haines. She then was promoted to vice president of sales, marketing and procurement. Continue reading Women in Flooring – Rosana Chaidez: Passion helps achieve goals