Jeffersonville, Ind.–Gilford-Johnson Flooring, LLC has named former Haines executive Scott Roy as its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 15. Roy will succeed Dennis Cook, who will be retiring from this position at the end of March. Cook will assist Roy with the transition and integration process throughout the coming months.
In his new role, Roy will be responsible for overseeing the newly merged Gilford and Johnson Wholesale. “His results oriented approach and experience in our industry will play a pivotal role in continuing our growth and innovation,” Cook said.
Roy spent 11 years with J.J. Haines & Co., beginning as vice president of sales, and then promoted to senior vice president of Armstrong sales & marketing and customer service. During that time, he served as an executive team member and was responsible for leading the dedicated Armstrong division. He also managed the customer service organization across the entire Haines enterprise.
Blue Equity, LLC, the majority shareholder of Gilford-Johnson, identified Cook’s successor and led the interview process. “We are excited to have Scott come aboard and lead Gilford-Johnson,” said Jonathan Blue, chairman and managing director of Blue Equity. “With his experience in flooring distribution and his passion for the business, we will further our strategy to expand the business with acquisitions, new partners, and new product lines to become one of the leading distributors in the nation.”
Roy has spent close to 30 years in the flooring and window treatment industries. He began his career with Armstrong World Industries in 1986 and spent 14 years in various sales and marketing assignments. He left in 1999 to become the national director of sales for an independent Hunter Douglas fabricator, Elmar Window Fashions.
“I can’t think of a more exciting time to join Gilford-Johnson,” Roy said. “With the recent merger of Gilford and Johnson, we now have two great companies joining forces to provide outstanding products, services and value to our customers. I look forward to working with Blue Equity, the Gilford-Johnson team, suppliers and customers. I’m ready for an exciting adventure.”
Roy graduated from Grove City College with a BA in Economics and Political Science. He and his wife Teresa have three children; Colleen, 17, Shannen, 15, and David, 13. The family plans to relocate to the Louisville area later this summer.