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.

Franco Rossi Discusses Aquafil USA's Growth, Recycling Focus and Upcoming Event

May 7, 2015—Franco Rossi, President of Aquafil USA, and Kemp Harr discuss Aquafil's growth in the U.S. over the last 16 years, the economics of recycling in light of the fluctuating price of oil and their celebration event scheduled for May 29th in Cartersville, Georgia.

Dave Dumoulin Discusses Highlights of RFMS' 30th Anniversary Event Held Last Week

May 6, 2015—Dave Dumoulin, Director of Sales with RFMS, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of last week's RFMS 30th anniversary celebration and training meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. Listen to the interview to hear Dave talk about their latest "mobile based" software solutions, who came to the meeting and what they learned.

Shaw Industries' Drew Hash Discusses Hardwood Flooring Trends

May 5, 2015—Drew Hash, VP of Hardwood Flooring with Shaw Industries, and Kemp Harr discuss hardwood flooring trends as well as wholesale pricing and channels to market. This interview was recorded at last week's NWFA show in St. Louis.

Dan Hendrix Discusses Interface's Successful Q1 Results

May 4, 2015—Dan Hendrix, CEO with Interface, and Kemp Harr discuss the details that have led to Interface's increased sales and EBIT performance in the first quarter. Listen to the interview to hear about Interface's global results, new personnel, focus on lean manufacturing plus an update on the FLOR business.

Dan Natkin Discusses Copyright Infringement Ruling

May 1, 2015—Dan Natkin, Director of Residential Products with Mannington Mills, and Kemp Harr discuss Mannington's recent favorable ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals related to defending its copyright for its Glazed Maple products. Listen to the interview to hear why Mannington has so much energy to win this battle and what it means to the flooring industry overall.

Michael Martin Discusses the Highlights of the NWFA Show in St. Louis

April 30, 2015—Michael Martin, President and CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), and Kemp Harr discuss a few of the highlights of this year's annual meeting of the trade organization that oversees the hardwood flooring industry. Listen to the interview to hear a little of the history of the group, its core initiatives and some statistics on the show and the business.

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

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

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

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.