Calhoun, Ga. — Mohawk Group announced the newest members of its leadership team: David Vita, David Thoresen and Allie Finkell. These additions support Mohawk Group’s strategic direction to provide the best and broadest portfolio of products and supply an industry-leading level of support and expertise to customers.
David Vita joins Mohawk Group as the senior vice president of commercial sales for the Eastern United States. Vita brings over 25 years of service in the specified commercial flooring industry to this role. Prior to spending the last three years at Beaulieu as the executive vice president of commercial sales, he spent 22 years at Shaw Industries where he held a series of leadership roles with a focus on managing sales, profit and loss and leading margin improvement in both the Shaw Contract Group and Patcraft/Designweave divisions of the company.
“David is a seasoned industry leader who will offer new insights to the commercial business at Mohawk,” said Michel Vermette, senior vice president of Mohawk Group. “He joins a strong team already in place at Mohawk in this channel. With his compelling approach to leadership and deep industry knowledge, I look forward to David’s contributions as we expand our offerings to provide more solutions for our customers.”
In addition, the company has named two of the hard surface flooring industry’s top talent to lead the company’s resilient business unit. Dave Thoresen will serve as Mohawk’s senior vice president of commercial resilient business, and Allie Finkell will serve as director of marketing, resilient flooring. Mohawk’s new leadership additions reinforce the company’s commitment to serve customers’ needs in the fast growing LVT category.
“I am thrilled to have Dave and Allie join our commercial flooring team,” Vermette said. “With Dave’s strategic vision and Allie’s strong background in marketing and sales management, this new leadership team is executing an aggressive strategy to build products that lead in design performance and coordinate across product categories to help our customers create beautiful interior spaces.”
Thoresen will oversee all strategic initiatives within the product line. Thoresen brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the team. Prior to joining Mohawk, Thoresen led the commercial hard surface division at Shaw Industries, overseeing strategy, sales and marketing. Prior to Shaw Industries, Thoresen worked for LG Hausys, Mannington Mills and Armstrong World Industries.
Finkell will be responsible for marketing, product and training in the commercial resilient flooring business. Before joining Mohawk, she held leadership roles at Shaw Industries and Anderson Hardwood Floors.