Tandus, Centiva To Join Forces

Chagrin Falls, OH, Jan. 18, 2013 -- Tarkett announced that Tandus and Centiva are joining forces, leveraging their resources to jointly market and support commercial soft surface and luxury vinyl tile.

"The 2012 acquisition of Tandus was completed with the vision of delivering a full portfolio of products and services across soft and hard surface to commercial specifiers and end users," said Jeff Buttitta, president of Tarkett North America.

"For several months, I have been working closely with Thomas Trissl, president of Centiva, and Glen Hussmann, president of Tandus, regarding how we capitalize on the substantial strengths of their respective companies."

Trissl will remain as president until March 31, when he will step down. Hussman will then become president of both Tandus and Centiva.

Trissl will continue to work with Tarkett on a variety of strategic initiatives that include accelerated domestic and international growth, sustainability and new product development.

"Thomas' assistance with a smooth transition of responsibilities and operations within Centiva has been invaluable and while he will be leaving the position of president at Centiva, I am looking forward in continuing working with Thomas on a variety of projects and ventures," Buttita said.

"Over the past two years, Centiva has expanded its product portfolio, further developed its sustainability and operations practices and expanded its production capacity," Trissl said.

Trissl grew Centiva from a bankrupt manufacturing facility to a nationally recognized brand.

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