Tarkett Announces Executive Management Committee Changes

Tarkett has announced the evolution of its Executive Management Committee.

As announced during the publication of its 2018 results, Tarkett has undertaken a review of its strategic priorities with a specific focus on profitability, agility, digital and circular economy. In this context, Tarkett is reorganizing its research & development and innovation capabilities for the benefit of its customers and operational performance.

Therefore, the changes are as follows:

  • Pierre Barrard, strategic marketing & digital EVP, member of the Executive Management Committee, is appointed strategic marketing, digital & innovation EVP. He will oversee the innovation team in close collaboration with the divisions and operations. His mission will be to ensure the development of client-centric innovation and its integration into the marketing approach.
  • Antoine Prevost, operations EVP, member of the Executive Management Committee, is appointed research & development and operations EVP. He will oversee the group research team, which is crucial to industrial and procurement challenges. His mission will be to strengthen the efficiency of product and process research and development, in order to better respond to market expectations, technological, regulatory and environmental developments.

Until now, Tarkett’s research and innovation capabilities were headed by Anne-Christine Ayed. The Executive Management Committee would like to thank Anne-Christine for her work over the past 10 years to make Tarkett an innovative and responsible player in the flooring industry.

In addition to these changes, Tarkett also announced a new leadership in North America with the appointment of Jeff Fenwick as interim president & CEO of Tarkett North America. He will succeed to Andrew Bonham who has decided to resign from his position for personal reasons. Jeff Fenwick will join the Executive Management Committee and will remain based in Tarkett’s North American Headquarters, in Solon, Ohio.

With more than 20 years of experience in the interior design industry, Jeff is an accomplished business leader with demonstrated performance in driving growth, margin improvement and organizational effectiveness. He joined Tarkett in October 2012 and was promoted as chief operating officer for Tarkett North America, where he was responsible for leadership of the commercial and residential sales and customer service organizations for flooring. Prior to Tarkett, Jeff served as general manager of Kimball Office and vice president of Kimball International.

Jeff serves on the board of the International Interior Design Association as industry vice president and sits on the board of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.

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