Recent Interviews

A news and interviews program, our news coverage focuses on the players and events from all segments of the industry including; suppliers, manufacturers distributors and members of the retail community.


Catherine Minervini Discusses Highlights and Trends from the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas

May 5, 2016—Catherine Minervini, a marketing consultant with Green Owl Studio, and Kemp Harr, discuss overall tone and product trends from this year's HD Expo in Las Vegas. Listen to the interview to hear more about the metallic shapes, textures and global influences seen from the show floor at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Here is a Pinterest link to some of her observations: https://www.pinterest.com/greenowstudioLA/hospitality-design-expo-2016/

David Duncan Discusses Durkans Focus in Hospitality from the HD Expo in Las Vegas
David Duncan Discusses Durkan's Focus in Hospitality from the HD Expo in Las Vegas

May 4, 2016—David Duncan, Senior VP of the Durkan brand at Mohawk, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of the hospitality category, flooring product trends and Durkan's focus at this week's HD Expo in Las Vegas.

Dan Natkin Discusses Regulations Related to CARB the Lacey Act and Global Harmonized Labeling
Dan Natkin Discusses Regulations Related to CARB, the Lacey Act and Global Harmonized Labeling

May 3, 2016—Dan Natkin, Senior Director of Residential Products for Mannington Mills, and Kemp Harr discuss a round table discussion that Dan moderated at the NWFA expo related to government regulations. Listen to the interview to hear an update on CARB (as it relates to formaldehyde), the Lacy Act and Global Harmonized Labeling.

Tommy Maxwell Discusses His Focus as the Incoming Chairman of the NWFA
Tommy Maxwell Discusses His Focus as the Incoming Chairman of the NWFA

May 2, 2016—Tommy Maxwell, Owner of Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, and Kemp Harr discuss his focus as the leader of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) in the coming year. Listen to the interview to hear Tommy talk about his outlook for wood flooring sales in 2016.

Drew Hash Discusses Shaw Industry's Hardwood Business and Market Trends
Drew Hash Discusses Shaw Industry's Hardwood Business and Market Trends

April 29, 2016—Drew Hash, VP of Hardwood with Shaw Industries, and Kemp Harr discuss the latest news and sales results for Shaw's hardwood business and the latest styling trends in the market. Listen to the interview for more details.

Michael Martin Discusses the Highlights and Issues from the NWFA Expo in Charlotte
Michael Martin Discusses the Highlights and Issues from the NWFA Expo in Charlotte

April 28, 2016—Michael Martin, president and CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), and Kemp Harr discuss the growth to the hardwood flooring category and key initiatives and challenges facing the business. Listen to the interview which was recorded at the annual NWFA expo held this week in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Paolo Mularoni Discusses Del Conca's U.S. Tile Production Expansion Plans
Paolo Mularoni Discusses Del Conca's U.S. Tile Production Expansion Plans

April 26, 2016—Paolo Mularoni, President of Del Conca USA, and Kemp Harr discuss last week's news that Del Conca will be doubling the capacity of the Loudon, Tennessee factory that the firm built two years ago. Listen to the interview to hear more details about Del Conca's focus with this expansion.

Maurizio Mazzotti Discusses Atlas Concorde's new tile factory in Franklin, Tennessee
Maurizio Mazzotti Discusses Atlas Concorde's new tile factory in Franklin, Tennessee

April 25, 2016—Maurizio Mazzotti, CEO of Atlas Concorde USA, and Kemp Harr discuss the firm's new tile plant in Franklin, Tennessee which is scheduled to begin operations in June of this year. Listen to the interview to hear more about the company and the strategy behind its new USA production facility.

Joe Lundgren Discusses Tile Trends from the 2016 Coverings Show in Chicago
Joe Lundgren Discusses Tile Trends from the 2016 Coverings Show in Chicago

April 22, 2016—Joe Lundgren, a consultant in the tile industry, and Kemp Harr discuss aesthetic, format, supply and channel trends in the U.S. tile market. Listen to the interview that was recorded earlier this week at the Coverings 2016 show in Chicago.

Randy Fiser Discusses Growth of the ASID and His Economic Outlook for Remodel and Construction
Randy Fiser Discusses Growth of the ASID and His Economic Outlook for Remodel and Construction

April 21, 2016—Randy Fiser, President and CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and Kemp Harr discuss Randy's outlook for growth in both remodeling and new construction in the main sectors where interior design work is called for. Listen to the interview to hear a summary of the presentation that Randy gave at this week's Coverings Expo in Chicago.

Donato Grosser Discusses Changes in the Competitive Landscape in the Ceramic Tile Market
Donato Grosser Discusses Changes in the Competitive Landscape in the Ceramic Tile Market

April 20, 2016—Donato Grosser, a New York based ceramic tile consultant, and Kemp Harr discuss changes in the competitive landscape within the U.S. tile market. Listen to the interview to get an update on the consumption growth of the business and factors that could impact that growth in the future.