FEI Names Andy Hogan CEO and Graham Howerton President

Atlanta, GA, December 9, 2020-Following the recent and unexpected passing of Dave Gheesling, the company’s founder, who held the title of president and CEO, the FEI Group board of directors met to solidify management changes within the organization, naming Andy Hogan CEO and Graham Howerton president.

Accordingly, the board of directors announced that Andy Hogan has been appointed to the role of CEO of FEI. As co-founder of FEI, Hogan is a trusted and well-respected member of the floorcovering industry and has been with the organization since its inception. He is intimately involved in the full scope of business operations. The strong relationships he has formed with FEI members, vendors and the internal FEI team provide both a solid foundation and the continuity in leadership to continue the forward momentum in the business.  

Additionally, the board announced that Graham Howerton has been appointed to the role of president. Graham has served the organization in varying capacities throughout his 16-year tenure, most recently as executive vice president. Graham’s knowledge of the industry, FEI’s business and day-to-day operations, as well as the relationships he has forged within the industry over the years, will continue to benefit the company as he takes on a larger role as president. 

The FEI team remains strong, with Randy McNatt (CFO), Brian Penabad (vice president of FEI Group & president of KBx & K&B Alliance), Allison Rea (vice president of marketing) and the newest business leader, Mark Erdman (SVP of exterior contractor alliance) in place. Eddie Schukar (VP of KBx and K&B Alliance) and Earl Ward (VP of Exterior Contractor Alliance) are valuable members of the team, while Tonya Land (executive assistant) and Jeanine Ortega (assistant to the CFO) remain at the heart of the organization.  

FEI Group, parent company to Home Solutions by FloorExpo, MultiFamily Solutions by FloorExpo, KBx, K&B Alliance and Exterior Contractor Alliance, supports cabinet, countertop, DPH, flooring and roofing business owners by offering networking opportunities, supplier buying programs and rebates, brand marketing, best practices, business insurance, national business programs and benchmarking. FEI Group is a division of CCA Global Partners.

(Pic, L to R: Andy Hogan, Graham Howerton)

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