Loxcreen hires new talent

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James Roberts, U.S ceramic industry specialist for Loxcreen

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada—Loxcreen Flooring Group has added three new people to its U.S. sales team whose backgrounds are sure to help the company accomplish its goals in due time.

James Roberts is taking on a dynamic role on the Loxcreen pro sales team as the U.S. ceramic industry specialist, meant to build and strengthen relationships in this sector while leading and supporting the sales team in the growth and development of Loxcreen’s Prova line of waterproofing shower products, tile underlayment systems and tile trims.

Roberts comes with more than 20 years of experience in sales and has worked for many companies within the ceramic and adhesives sector including Mapei, BASF and DAP. His relationships within the design and architectural community along with his technical knowledge will provide Loxcreen with the additional resources required to bring its ceramic business to the next level.

Mark Derr is the new territory manager for south central states including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas and Missouri. He brings with him many years in the flooring industry with a background in retail, estimation and distribution. From his past experience, he has gained extensive knowledge of flooring materials, installation parameters, design trends and customer service. Derr will educate and support Loxcreen’s distributor partners and their sales teams as he understands the needs of local flooring dealers and their end users.

Kendall Leak was hired as territory manager for the western states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Leak joined Loxcreen with more than 40 years in the ceramic tile and stone industry. His past work experience includes sales at Daltile and Merkrete. Leak will assist Loxcreen distributors on the West Coast in bringing in new products as they shift their focus from carpet accessories to higher-margin items in hard surfaces and accessories.


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