Interview Archives

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.


John Baugh Discusses His Outlook for 2014 for the Floorcovering Market

March 21, 2014—John Baugy, Managing Director with Stifel Nicolaus, and Kemp Harr, discuss the highlights of the year end results for the floorcovering industry's publicly traded companies and John's outlook on the residential and commercial markets for 2014. Listen to the interview to hear more about John's outlook.


Werner Braun Discusses the Highlights of his Career as President of CRI

March 20, 2014—Werner Braun, retiring President of the Carpet and Rug Institute, and Kemp Harr, discuss Werner's background and his core accomplishments as the head of the trade association that focuses on the carpet industry. Werner is retiring at the end of March. Listen to the interview to hear what he plans to do next.


Michael Martin Discusses the Nashville NWFA Expo Coming in April

March 19, 2014—Michael Martin, CEO with the National Wood Flooring association (NWFA), and Kemp Harr, discuss the highlights and booking statistics for the upcoming NWFA show scheduled for April 16-18 in Nashville, Tennessee. Listen to the interview to hear more about the show's anticipated attendance, the keynote speaker, the downtown venue and more.


Shashi Caan Discusses the IFI's April Design Symposium in New York City

March 17, 2014—Shashi Caan, President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, and Kemp Harr, discuss the IFI's next Design Symposium that explores the relationship between design and economic growth. Listen to the interview to hear more details of the meeting which will be held in New York City on April 22nd and 23rd.


Bob Plann Discusses Resource Arizona's Growth Strategy in Phoenix

March 13, 2014—Recorded at the Fuse Alliance annual meeting in Amelia Island, Florida: Bob Plann, Sr Partner with Resource Arizona, and Kemp Harr, discuss Bob's focus on the A&D market for managing the specification process. Listen to the interview for more details.

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Ron Lee and Geoff Gordon Discuss Highlights of Fuse Alliance Annual Meeting

March 12, 2014—Ron Lee and Geoff Gordon, Executive Director and Sr. VP of Business Development (respectively) with Fuse Alliance, discuss this week's Fuse Alliance annual meeting held in Amelia Island, Florida. Fuse Alliance is a network of commercial flooring contractors in the U.S. and Canada. Listen to the interview to hear details about the health of the membership and the progress of the group's national account program.

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Rick Church with CTDA Discusses Plans for Coverings 2014

Rick Church, Executive Director of the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, and Kemp Harr, discuss the upcoming Coverings show in Las Vegas scheduled for April 29 to May 2. Listen to the interview to hear Rick talk about the education tracks, keynote speakers and the benefits of attending this show.

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Corporal Todd Love Discusses Mohawk and CCA's Building for America's Bravest Initiative

March 10, 2014—U.S. Marine Retired, Corporal Todd Love, and Kemp Harr, discuss Mohawk and CCA Global's Building for America's Bravest initiative whereby the two companies are contributing funds to help build 47 homes for severly injured veterans. Listen to the interview to hear Todd's story and to hear more about this initiative. Information is also available on www.ourbravest.org.


Jamie Clingan Discusses QEP's Acquisition of Faus USA

March 7, 2014—Jamie Clingan, Sr. VP of Marketing with QEP, and Kemp Harr, discuss QEP's acquisition of Faus USA. Listen to the interview to hear more details about the strategic fit within QEP and the company's plans for this historic laminate brand in North America.


Kermit Baker Discusses AIA Index and Housing Market

March 6, 2014—Kermit Baker, the Harvard Economist that studies the flow of work through Architects and the U.S. Housing Market, and Kemp Harr, discuss the American Institute of Architecture billing index, the housing remodel outlook for 2014 and the overall economy. Listen to the interview for a great outlook on what 2014 should look like from a building/remodeling perspective.



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