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.


Reesie Duncan Discusses Shaw Contract's Noteworthy NeoCon Products

June 24, 2015—Reesie Duncan, VP of Creative and Design with Shaw Contract, and Kemp Harr discuss Shaw contract's noteworthy products at NeoCon. Most newsworthy is a new resilient product that's produced using the EcoWorx substrate and as a result is PVC and phthalate free. The inaugural designs of this product are part of the new "In the Park" collection. Listen to the interview for more details.


Pam Rainey Discusses Patcraft's Product Awards from NeoCon 2015

June 23, 2015—Pam Rainey, VP of Creative and Design for Patcraft, and Kemp Harr discuss Patcraft's two NeoCon awards. Patcraft won an Innovation award for a modular carpet collection called Deconstructed Metal and a Healthcare Flooring gold award for Life & Style. Listen to the interview for more details.


Andjelka Tica Discusses Johnsonite's Award Winning NeoCon Product

June 22, 2015—Andjelka Tica, Senior Product Designer with Johnsonite, and Kemp Harr discuss Tarkett's Acczent Flourish collection which won a Silver NeoCon Award in the Healthcare Flooring category. Listen to the interview to hear more about this heterogeneous sheet vinyl product.


Jackie Dettmar Discusses Mohawk Group's Newest Products at NeoCon

June 19, 2015—Jackie Dettmar, VP of Product Development and Design with the Mohawk Group, and Kemp Harr discuss Mohawk's award winning products from NeoCon. Listen to the interview to hear about Moving Floors, which won the gold modular carpet award, and the Lakir collection (Durkan), which won a silver broadloom carpet award. This interview was recorded at NeoCon 2015.


Suzanne Tick Discusses Her Award Winning Tandus Centiva Products

June 18, 2015—Suzanne Tick, Collaborative Product Designer with Tandus Centiva, and Kemp Harr discuss two of the products she designed that won NeoCon product awards this week. Listen to the interview to hear more about Asymmetric, an LVT product and Indent, a woven broadloom product.


Brian Carson and Paul Murfin Discuss Mohawk's Acquisition of IVC

June 17, 2015—Brian Carson and Paul Murfin, President of Mohawk and Co-CEO of IVC (respectively), and Kemp Harr discuss the completion of Mohawk's acquisition of IVC. Listen to the interview to hear more details about how IVC fits within Mohawk moving forward.


Todd van der Kruik and Sherry Dreger Discuss Bentley Mills' NeoCon Awards

June 16, 2015—Todd van der Kruik and Sherry Dreger, VP Design and VP Marketing with Bentley Mills (respectively), and Kemp Harr discuss Bentley Mills' IIDA Best of Show Booth award and their HIP award for the Math Club carpet collection. Listen to the interview to hear more details about Bentley's NeoCon awards plus more details about their recent growth.


John Wells Discusses Interface's Continued Focus on Biophilic Design at NeoCon 2015

June 15, 2015—John Wells, President of Interface Americas, and Kemp Harr discuss Interface's continued focus on biophilic design and how carpet tile textures enable designers to create patterns that contribute to stress free interior environments. Listen to the interview, recorded at NeoCon, for more on Interface's message to the design community.


Natalie Jones Discusses Flooring Design Trends and the Excitement of NeoCon

June 12, 2015—Natalie Jones, VP of Marketing with Mannington Commercial, and Kemp Harr discuss the anticipated energy, excitement and macro flooring design trends expected at NeoCon in Chicago which kicks off Monday morning. Listen to the interview to hear more about Mannington Commercial's preparation and unique offerings.


Steve Clem with tvsdesign Discusses Recent Projects and his Plan for NeoCon

June 11, 2015—Steve Clem, a Principal with tvsdesign based in Atlanta, and Kemp Harr discuss the resurgence of business with commercial design, recent tvsdesign projects and how this successful firm works the NeoCon even in Chicago. Listen to the interview for more details plus hear Steve's commentary on the choices now available in the flooring market.