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.


Bob Baldocchi Discusses Emser Tile's Expansion into New Markets

February 21, 2014—Bob Baldocchi, Director of Sales and Marketing with Emser Tile, and Kemp Harr, discuss Emser's two new distribution centers (taking their total to 57) and their plans to open four more this year. Listen to the interview to hear more about Emser's business model in the tile business and their strategy for continued growth.


Bo Barber Discusses Ecore's Use of Olympic Athletes to Launch a New Brand

February 20, 2014—Bo Barber, VP of Sales and Marketing with Ecore International, and Kemp Harr, discuss Ecore's use of current olympic athletes to assist the company in the positioning and launch of a new brand. Listen to the interview to hear more about this innovative marketing program.


Lee Martin Discusses Masland's New Partnership with Desso

February 19, 2014—Lee Martin, President of Masland Contract, and Kemp Harr, discuss Masland's new joint venture with Desso, an international flooring company based in the Netherlands. In the hospitality sector, it unites the offerings from both companies for a more complete package focused in hospitality--with a combined sales force. Plus, in the broader modular carpet market, Masland will distribute Desso's products into North America.  


James Lesslie Discusses Engineered Floors' Growth and Product Focus for 2014

February 18, 2014—James Lesslie, Assistant to the Chairman for Engineered Floors, and Kemp Harr, discuss EF's phenomenal growth since its beginning less than four years ago, in addition to talking about the size and scope of its third plant which is under construction. Watch the video to see more details around EF's new products for 2014, plus a discussion about where its growth will come from in 2014.


Roger Farabee Discusses Quick-Step's Entry into the Hardwood Category

February 17, 2014—Roger Farabee, Sr. VP with Unilin, and Kemp Harr, discuss Quick-Step's new product introductions at Surfaces—which includes a new line of engineered hardwood called Q-Wood. Watch the video to see more details about this new wood product with its low gloss, oiled finish look as well as the company's new laminate products for 2014.


Jack Raidy Discusses Taylor's new MS Plus Resilient Adhesive

February 14, 2014—Jack Raidy, President of W.F. Taylor, and Kemp Harr, discuss W.F. Taylor's new MS Plus resilient adhesive. As you will see in this video (recorded at Surfaces 2014), this new technology is a clean (solvent free), adhesive that also acts as a moisture barrier, leveler and sound reducer. Watch the video for more details.


Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's Key Initiatives and Products at Surfaces 2014

February 13. 2014—Lindsey-Ann Waldrep, VP of Marketing with Crossville, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss the company's new product introductions and its Naturally Crossville theme. Watch the video to see more details including their newly developed Speakeasy collection.


Victoria Redshaw Discusses Trend Forecast for Interior Furnishings from Surfaces 2014

February 12, 2014--(Recorded at Surfaces 2014 from the Trends Hub), Victoria Redshaw, Trend Forecaster for Scarlet Opus, and Kemp Harr, discuss some of the trends affecting floorcovering buying decisions in today's market. Watch the video to hear more about the Trends Hub and Victoria's trend predictions.


Jonathan Train Discusses Earthwerks' LVT Program at Surfaces 2014

February 11, 2014—Jonathan Train, Vice President of Earthwerks, and Kemp Harr, discuss the LVT market and what Earthwerks is doing to set itself apart as a long standing global supplier of LVT. Recorded at Surfaces 2014 in Las Vegas, watch the video to hear more about Earthwerks' 2014 product offerings.


Rex Revard Discusses New Products for HPS Schönox for 2014

February 10, 2014—(Recorded at Surfaces 2014), Rex Revard, Western Regional Business Manager with HPS Schönox, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss some of the new products for floor preparation that are being shown at Surfaces. Watch the video to learn more about what is new in this category of the flooring business.



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