Miami—IndusParquet USA has announced the hiring of Jodie Doyle as vice president of sales and marketing. Doyle comes to Indusparquet after a distinguished career at Gilford Johnson Flooring, a top-20 distributor based in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Doyle replaces Jason Strong, who will transition into a consulting role with the company while also working with the company on new distribution opportunities. Doyle served in various executive-level roles during his 15-year career at Gilford Johnson, most recently as vice president, residential sales group.
“Everyone in our industry understands that IndusParquet is the gold standard, representing the very highest quality Brazilian hardwood flooring,” Doyle said. “When you couple that with the opportunity to work with tremendous people who have a passion for this business, I had to make the jump to this group. I’m very honored to lead our group into a new era for our company.”
Doyle’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the company, which recently launched its newest offering, combining the traditional Brazilian exotics with more trendy looks designed to excite the American consumer. The company is confident a fresh look, along with new sales leadership, is going to be a winning formula for the rest of 2019 and beyond.
“Jodie arrives at the perfect time for our company,” said Flavia Baggio, IndusParquet USA’s managing director. “We believe that with the launch of our new products and threat of additional duties from China, this is a perfect opportunity for a fresh look at Brazilian imported hardwood. Jodie has tremendous industry contacts, so when you couple that with his expertise, reputation and energy, we are confident he will help our company move the meter and get us to the next level.”
Doyle says the next 60 days will be spent trying to meet face-to-face with distribution and direct sales partners, along with a week-long trip to IndusParquet’s headquarters in Brazil in June. While the category has certainly been challenged over the past 24 months, Doyle sees tremendous opportunities for growth for the company moving forward.