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.

Maryanne Adams Discusses Avalon's Business From the Floorscapes Meeting

December 4, 2012—Maryanne Adams, President and CEO for Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss current business conditions and her outlook for next year. Avalon has 14 stores in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware region, one of which was temporarily closed due to hurricane Sandy. Listen to the interview to hear Maryanne's perspective on the highlights of the Mohawk Floorscapes meeting.

David Duncan Discusses Mohawk's Annual Alligned Dealer Meeting

December 3, 2012—David Duncan, VP of Marketing for Mohawk, and Kemp Harr, discuss last week's "Solutions" aligned dealer meeting held in Orlando, Florida. Listen to the interview to hear details about the retailers that attended, the outlook for 2013 and a few highlights about Mohawk's new products for this channel of the market.

John Baugh Talks About Third Quarter Results and His Outlook for 2013

November 30, 2012—John Baugh, Managing Director with Stifel Nicolaus, and Kemp Harr, discuss the third quarter results and what is going on with publicly traded flooring companies Interface, Armstrong and Mohawk. Listen to the interview to hear John's summary of today's economic indicators and his optimistic outlook for 2013.

Scott Sandlin Discusses Shaw's Growth in the Hard Surface Business

November 29, 2012—Scott Sandlin, Vice President of Shaw Hard Surface Business, and Kemp Harr, discuss Shaw's growth strategy in the hard surface business segment. Listen to the interview to hear more about how Shaw is positioning itself in this growing market.

Mike Crouch Discusses Ardex Moisture Control, Surface Prep and Adhesive Products

November 28, 2012— Mike Crouch, Chief Marketing Officer for Ardex, and Kemp Harr, discuss the Ardex and Henry line of surface prep, moisture mitigation and flooring adhesive products. Listen to the interview to hear about the history of Ardex and Henry and their growth plans for 2013.

Diane Martel and Anne-Christine Ayed on Tarkett and Johnsonite's Sustainability Focus at Greenbuild

November 27, 2012—Diane Martel and Anne-Christine Ayed provide an update on Tarkett/Johnsonite's sustainability focus, which includes a commitment to be phthalate-free with all vinyl based flooring products by 2014. Listen to the interview to hear about Tarkett's global focus on indoor air quality and about Tandus' fit in Tarkett's environmental strategy.

Peter Greene Discusses Interface's Greenbuild Presentation

November 26, 2012—Peter Greene, VP of Marketing with Interface in the U.S., and Kemp Harr, discuss Interface's sustainability message from the Greenbuiild Expo show floor. Listen to the interview to hear how Interface impacted the show with a strong booth, new product and a series of guest speakers.

Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's Green Story at Greenbuild in San Francisco

November 21, 2012—Lindsey Ann Waldrep, VP of Marketing with Crossville, and Kemp Harr discuss Crossville's sustainability message from the floor of the Greenbuild expo in San Francisco last week. Listen to the interview to hear Lindsey discuss their partnership with Toto and the new Limestone collection.

Erin Dempsey Discusses Centiva's Greenbuild Message from San Francisco

November 20, 2012—Erin Dempsey, Centiva's Manager of Environment and Strategy, and Kemp Harr, discuss how Centiva has tailored its Greenbuild message to match the theme of the event, accentuating the life cycle performance, small carbon footprint and ability to recycle. Listen to the interview to hear more on the show as well as how Centiva's been doing from a business standpoint.

Michael Vogel Discusses His Approach to Using Technology to Sell Floorcovering

November 19, 2012—Michael Vogel, Principal with Design Center Solutions, and Kemp Harr review the technology tools that DCS has built to make it easier for consumers to buy flooring in the builder and retail markets. Listen to the interview to hear about DCS annual meeting last week and how important it is to be empathetic to the consumer when you design your website.