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.


Kari Pei Discusses Her New Position as Interface's Product Designer

April 27, 2015—Kari Pei, the new global product designer at Interface, and Kemp Harr, talk about her background in interior design and her new role at Interface. Listen to the interview for more details.

Starnet Chairman Cheryl Acierno Discusses The Group's Focus for 2015
Starnet Chairman Cheryl Acierno Discusses The Group's Focus for 2015

April 24, 2015—Cheryl Acierno, the new Starnet Chairman, and Kemp Harr, discuss Cheryl's business background, the growth of her commercial flooring contracting business in Denver and Starnet's key initiatives for 2015 as a group.

Leah Ledoux Discusses her New Strategic Account Sales Role at Starnet
Leah Ledoux Discusses her New Strategic Account Sales Role at Starnet

April 23, 2015—Leah Ledoux, Director of Strategic Accounts with Starnet, and Kemp Harr, talk about the role of this new position at Starnet. Listen to the interview to hear Leah discuss her background and the many facets of this position. Starnet's goal with this new position to increase their visibility at the national account level with large end-users that have facilities with flooring needs in multiple locations.

Alena Capra Discusses Highlights of Coverings 2015 from a Designer's Perspective
Alena Capra Discusses Highlights of Coverings 2015 from a Designer's Perspective

April 22, 2015—Alena Capra, a South Florida Residential Interior Designer and Show Spokesperson for Coverings, and Kemp Harr, discuss the highlights of last week's Coverings Show in Orlando. Listen to the interview to hear about product trends and other features that make this show the leading tile and stone show in the U.S.

Thomas Smith Discusses Imola's Market Fit as an Italian Tile Producer
Thomas Smith Discusses Imola's Market Fit as an Italian Tile Producer

April 21, 2015—Thomas Smith, President of Imola North America, and Kemp Harr, discuss the firm's focus on fashion and design and how the shift in the currency exchange rate between the dollar and the Euro will give them more of a competitive advantage here in the U.S. Listen to the interview to hear more and a little information on the company's new products at Coverings 2015.

Jeanne Matson Discusses the Highlights of Starnet's Spring Meeting in Tucscon
Jeanne Matson Discusses the Highlights of Starnet's Spring Meeting in Tucscon

April 20, 2015—Jeanne Matson, President and CEO of Starnet, and Kemp Harr, talk about Starnet's Spring meeting attendance, the outlook for growth in 2015, the co-ops new strategic account initiative and the annual design awards. Listen to the interview for more details.

Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's message from Coverings 2015
Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's message from Coverings 2015

April 17, 2015, Recorded at the Crossville Tile booth at Coverings 2015 in Orlando, FL—Lindsey Ann Waldrep, VP of Marketing with Crossville, and Kemp Harr, discuss the current business climate and talk about some of the new product offerings from Crossville. Listen to the interview to hear about Crossville's message at Coverings and to learn more about the new Crossville President Elect, Greg Mather.

John Turner Discusses Dal-Tiles Size Scope and Growth in the Global Tile Market
John Turner Discusses Dal-Tile's Size Scope and Growth in the Global Tile Market

April 16, 2015—Recorded from the show floor at Coverings 2015 in Orlando, John Turner, President of Dal-Tile, and Kemp Harr, discuss Dal-Tile's marketshare, growth and brand positions strategy. Listen to the interview to hear about this and for more details about their new plant in Dickson, TN.

Donato Grosser on the Dynamics That will Determine if the US Tile Business Will Grow in 2015
Donato Grosser on the Dynamics That will Determine if the US Tile Business Will Grow in 2015

April 15, 2015, (Recorded at Coverings 2015)—Donato Grosser, well known international tile consultant with D. Grosser and Associates, and Kemp Harr, discuss some of the factors driving the growth of the tile industry. Listen to the interview to hear more about U.S. and Italian tile developments and the evolution of this industry.

Carrie Seifert Discusses Her Focus on Design as a Successful Floorcovering Retailer
Carrie Seifert Discusses Her Focus on Design as a Successful Floorcovering Retailer

April 14, 2015 (Recorded in Orlando, Florida, at the Surfaces Advisory Council Meeting)—Kemp Harr interviews Carrie Seifert, President of Diversified Flooring Design Center of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Kemp and Carrie talk about how business is going for the first quarter of 2015 and about Diversified Flooring's approach to creating design solutions for customers. Listen to the interview to hear more about this design oriented flooring store.



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