Novalis names Eric Straumins director of manufacturing

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Eric Straumins
Eric Straumins

Dalton—Novalis Innovative Flooring recently welcomed Eric Straumins as the director of manufacturing for its North American operations. An industry veteran of more than 20 years, he brings to the organization a spirit of entrepreneurship, passion for continuous improvement and a wealth of resilient flooring knowledge. He will report directly to John Wu, CEO.

“We feel very fortunate to have Eric join us at this extraordinary time in our company’s development,” Wu said. “Manufacturing has seen tremendous challenges worldwide in the time since COVID-19 began and having someone as experienced as Eric onboard positions us for continued growth. His insight will be invaluable in raising the bar for our customers, consistently outpacing competitors to provide best-in-class products and service.”

Straumins joins Novalis from Mannington where he served in multiple leadership roles throughout his decades-long tenure, including process improvement and plant management. In this new position, he will oversee 24/7 plant operations, driving performance through developing, managing and leading manufacturing objectives at the company’s production facility here.

“I’m excited to part of the Novalis family,” Straumins said. “The entire team has been incredibly welcoming and maintains a warm and collaborative spirit. I’m looking forward to engaging the team with lean manufacturing systems that will build an incredible visual factory.”

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