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.

Michel Giannuzzi and Alexander Collot d'Escury Discuss Tarkett's Acquistion of Desso

November 6, 2014—Michel Giannuzzi and Alexander Collot d'Escury, CEO of Tarkett Worldwide and Desso (respectively), and Kemp Harr, discuss the recent news that Tarkett is buying Desso. Tarkett is the third largest flooring company with over $3 billion in sales worldwide and Desso is a carpet and sports turf producer based in the Netherlands with an estimated $253 million in sales (in 2013). Listen to the interview for more details about how Desso fits into Tarkett's global growth picture.

Sherry Dreger with Bentley Mills Discusses NeoCon East

November 3, 2014—Sherry Dreger, VP of Marketing with Bentley Mills, and Kemp Harr, discuss Bentley's experience at NeoCon East held last week in Baltimore. Listen to the interview to hear more details about the show and Bentley's message.

Russell Grizzle Discusses Another Major LVT Expansion in Madison, Georgia

Oct. 30, 2014— Russell Grizzle, President and CEO of Mannington Mills, and Kemp Harr, discuss Mannington's announcement of an additional LVT expansion at the former Amtico plant in Madison, Georgia. Listen to the interview to hear more details of this $50 million investment over three years that includes a 62-acre parcel of land, a 550,000-square-foot building and an additional 200 jobs.

Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's First Sustainability Report

October 29, 2014—Lindsey Waldrep, VP of Marketing with Crossville, and Kemp Harr, discuss Crossville's first sustainability report, which was just released. Listen to the interview to hear more about this, plus Crossville's decision not to exhibit at Greenbuild, and the company's recent growth.

Tim Duggan Discusses CMDs Contruction Spending Outlook

October 28, 2014 — Tim Duggan, Director at CMD (formerly Reed Construction Data), and Kemp Harr, discuss the outlook for construction spending for 2015. Listen to the interview recorded at Greenbuild 2014 for more details.

Wanda Dunaway Discusses Shaw Contract' s Message at Greenbuild 2014

October 27, 2014 — Wanda Dunaway, Director of Government Education and Marketing for Shaw Contract, and Kemp Harr, discuss Shaw's presence at the Greenbuild show in New Orleans last week. Listen to the interview to find out about Shaw's relationship with organizations like the Center for Green Schools, the company's Gold sponsorship of the Greenbuild show, and who visits Shaw's booth at the show.

John Wells Discusses Interface's Message at Greenbuild 2014

October 24, 2014—John Wells, President of Interface America, and Kemp Harr, discuss Interface's continued commitment to Greenbuild and the company's continued focus on biophilic design. Listen to the interview to hear more on this as well as a conversation on business conditions and Interface's progress toward Mission Zero.

Forbo's Dennis Darragh Discusses the Evolution of the Sustainability Movement

October 23, 2014—Dennis Darragh, General Manager with Forbo North America, and Kemp Harr, discuss the evolution of the sustainability movement and the new material transparency focus that's being driven by LEED v4. Listen to the interview for more details.

Erin Istanbulluoglu Discusses a Few Key Messages From Greenbuild in New Orleans

October 22, 2014—Erin Dempsey Istanbulluoglu, Director of Environmental & Social Stewardship for Tandus/Centiva, and Kemp Harr, discuss a few key message points from Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans. Listen to the interview to hear more details about the Greenbuild Material and Health Summit and Tandus/Centiva's sponsorship of Greenbuild's Legacy Project in the lower 9th ward.

Starnet Member Bob Sabosik Discusses His Decision to Run for Mayor

October 20, 2014—Bob Sabosik, owner of M.E. Sabosik, and Kemp Harr, discuss Bob's decision to run for mayor of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Bob is a successful commercial flooring contractor and a former chariman of Starnet. Listen to the interview to hear more details about Bob's decision to be politically active in his home town.