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Dixie Group taps T.M. Nuckols as EVP of Dixie Residential

IMG_0263Dalton–Daniel K. Frierson, chairman; Kennedy Frierson, chief operating officer; and Paul Comiskey, president – Dixie Group Residential have announced that Thomas Martin (T.M.) Nuckols, Jr. will be joining The Dixie Group on Feb. 6, as executive vice president of Dixie Residential and will be located at the company’s corporate offices in Dalton. Nuckols joins the team as the company prepares for Paul Comiskey’s planned retirement. Comiskey formally made his retirement plans known to the board of directors in November 2016.

Reporting to Nuckols will be Bill Waters, RVP South Central Region; Tony Godfrey, RVP Southeast Region; Scott Sollie, RVP Northeast Region; Ted O’Hanlan, RVP Mid-West Region; Robert Smith, RVP West and Northwest Regions; and Mike Maxey, VP National Accounts and Sales. As Nuckols completes the opportunity to meet and work with the company’s sales associates and becomes familiar with the remaining associates in the Residential Business, he will assume responsibility for all of the other functional areas of the Residential business. This transition will be completed prior to the end of the year.

Nuckols graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining Dixie, he spent his entire career with DuPont Fibers which became Invista. He served in various positions of increasing importance, most recently as senior director of mill sales and product strategy.

He and his wife Kimberly are parents to Austin who recently graduated from the University of Georgia and Heather who is a senior at Cherokee High School. Nuckols and his family reside in Acworth, Ga., with their three horses and two dogs.

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Invista announces executive promotions

Maggie Bidlingmaier - INVISTA

Kennesaw, Ga. — Invista Surfaces, parent company of the Stainmaster brand of carpet, has announced two executive promotions.

Invista has promoted Maggie Bidlingmaier to vice president of its residential business. Bidlingmaier joined Invista in February 2014 as vice president of the retail channel. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading all strategic efforts to drive growth and innovation in the residential business, including capitalizing on the company’s capabilities to build a strong platform to maximize the value of the Stainmaster brand. She will continue to report to Dan Haycook, executive vice president, Invista Surfaces.

Former director, retail channel for Stainmaster, T.M. Nuckols will take on a newly created role as senior director of product strategy. Nuckols will be responsible for all product development and channel product strategies for residential. This new position will help Invista drive faster, more efficient product innovation across all Stainmaster products and channels.

“T.M. has an excellent record of delivering business results,” Bidlingmaier said. “I am confident that in his newly expanded role, T.M. will use his 25 years of experience and expertise to continue driving value creation for Invista, retailers and consumers.”

Jeff Honkonen, sales director for residential, will continue to lead the direct mill team and drive strategic partnerships with mill customers. “Jeff’s extensive industry knowledge and strategic relationships with the mills are critical success factors in ensuring our long-term growth,” Bidlingmaier said.