Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, has announced an evolution of its executive management committee.
As announced during the publication of its 2018 results, Tarkett has undertaken a review of its strategic priorities with a specific focus on profitability, agility, digital, and circular economy. In this context, Tarkett is reorganizing its research and development and innovation capabilities for the benefit of its customers and operational performance.
Therefore, the following changes are effective today:
- Pierre Barrard, strategic marketing & digital EVP, member of the executive management committee, is appointed strategic marketing, digital & innovation EVP. He will oversee the group’s innovation team in close collaboration with the divisions and operations. His mission will be to ensure the development of client-centric innovation and its seamless integration into the Group’s marketing approach.
- Antoine Prevost, operations EVP, member of the Executive Management Committee, is appointed research & development and operations EVP. He will oversee the group research team, which is crucial to Tarkett’s industrial and procurement challenges. His mission will be to strengthen the efficiency of product and process research and development, in order to better respond to market expectations, technological, regulatory, and environmental developments.
Until now, Tarkett’s research and innovation capabilities were headed by Anne-Christine Ayed. Tarkett’s executive management committee thanks Ayed for her “tremendous work over the past ten years to make Tarkett one of the most innovative and responsible players in the flooring industry.”
In addition to these changes, Tarkett also announces a new leadership in North America with the appointment of Jeff Fenwick as interim president & CEO of Tarkett North America, effective March 15. He will succeed Andrew Bonham, who has resigned for personal reasons. Jeff Fenwick will join the group’s executive management committee and will remain based in Tarkett’s North American Headquarters, in Solon, Ohio.
With more than 20 years of experience in the interior design industry, Fenwick is an accomplished business leader with demonstrated performance in driving growth, margin improvement, and organizational effectiveness. He joined Tarkett in October 2012 and was recently promoted to COO for Tarkett North America, where he was responsible for leadership of the commercial and residential sales and customer service organizations for flooring. Prior to Tarkett, Fenwick served as general manager of Kimball Office and VP of Kimball International, a leader in office furniture.
Fenwick serves on the board of the International Interior Design Association as industry VP and sits on the board of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.