Norwalk, Conn. — Metroflor Corp. announced that it has established a network of seasoned specification representatives to support the launch of its global contract LVT brand, Aspecta Plank & Tile, which debuted at NeoCon in June.
Paul Eanes, vice president of sales, said, “Our commercial sales specialist team has seasoned and broad experience serving the A&D community in the sectors that show the greatest growth potential for luxury vinyl tile. We’re proud they now represent Aspecta, which promises to be a powerful brand in the contract LVT arena.”
All the spec reps are certified Green Globes Professionals (GGP) trained in the Green Globes building assessment and certification process. GGP has been approved by the American Institute of Architects with a training program that covers all of the Green Globes modules, including New Construction, Continual Improvement of Existing Buildings, and CIEB for Healthcare Buildings.
Metroflor’s new network of specification representatives to support Aspecta include:
Sharon King’s experience includes distributor positions such branch manager for Mid-America Tile Inc. and then as an outside sales territory manager for Florstar Sales Inc. The manufacturer’s representative positions she has held include Midwest regional sales manager for Marley Flexco and XL Adhesives. Prior to assuming her position as commercial sales specialist with Metroflor for Aspecta, she was Chicago commercial sales representative for Amtico. King will support Metroflor’s distributor partner Herregan.
Philip J. “P.J.” Hughes
A second generation professional in the field, for over 20 years, P.J. Hughes has been involved with the A&D/A&E community in the creation of Division 9 Flooring Specifications, with extensive experience in best installation practices especially for sub-floor preparation issues as well as renovation of existing space projects. Actively involved with the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI) throughout his career, Hughes has specialized in the National, Federal Government, and Military Account sector for the last eight years. He will work with Ohio Valley and other Metroflor distributors as necessary to develop their national account program in all key market segments.
Kendra Sauer Mahen
Kendra Mahen began her career in the industry a decade ago in Chicago at a major carpet mill. Moving to Dallas/Fort Worth, she worked for a flooring contractor in business development and specifications. She made the move back to the mill side when she joined the Metroflor organization with Aspecta, supporting the Adleta and Herregan teams in the North Texas, Oklahoma, North Louisiana, Arkansas and Memphis markets and based in Dallas. Experienced with healthcare, retail, corporate/tenant improvement, education and government projects, her focus for Aspecta will be with the architect and design community, end-users and flooring contractor specification.
Becky Davin’s diverse 25-year career spans commercial design, project management and building product specifications. Beginning in real estate development for ski in/out hotels, she continued to pursue business development in San Francisco, working for Fortune 500 furniture and flooring manufacturing companies covering the West/Northwestern states. On the Aspecta team she will continue her focus on healthcare, education, high tech and government sectors based in San Francisco for Tri-West Ltd. and Cronin Co. Davin has been involved with CSI, IFMA, and USGBC and served on the board for IIDA, Northern Calif.
An interior design graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., Hensley became account manager for an established flooring contractor and then territory manager with a major carpet mill. After relocating to Atlanta, she was owner/designer of a residential and commercial design business before joining Metroflor on the Aspecta team as the company’s liaison with Metroflor distributor William M. Bird. She is an active member of the Georgia and Alabama Chapters of IIDA.