Chandler Retiring As EVP Commercial for Shaw; Enck Stepping In

Dalton, GA, June 7, 2019-Bob Chandler, executive vice president of Shaw’s commercial division, will retire at the end of 2019 after 45 years with Shaw and the flooring industry. 

Doug Enck, most recently vice president of commercial sales, has been promoted to executive vice president of the commercial division.

Enck has developed a deep understanding of customers and the commercial market over more than 30 years in the industry. He joined Patcraft in 1987 as vice president of sales and marketing and stayed with the company through its acquisition by Queen and then its merger with Shaw Industries. He became vice president of sales for the commercial division in 2015.

Chandler’s father, I.V. Chandler, started what became Patcraft Mills in 1945. In 1973, Bob Chandler graduated from the University of Georgia and joined Patcraft and learned all aspects of the business and played instrumental roles in manufacturing, operations, and customer service. In 1984, Chandler became president of Patcraft. In 2006, he assumed the role of vice president of sales for the entire Shaw commercial division. In 2015, he became executive vice president of the Shaw commercial division. 

Pic, L to R: Bob Chandler and Doug Enck