MOHAWK INDUSTRIES NAMES PAUL DE COCK AS PRESIDENT OF FLOORING NORTH AMERICA SEGMENT
CALHOUN, GA -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) today
announced that Paul De Cock has been promoted to President of the company's
Flooring North America segment.
For the past ten years, De Cock has served as president of
the floor covering division of the Company's Flooring Rest of World segment. In
that position, he successfully led businesses manufacturing the Company's major
product categories, including carpet, laminate, LVT and wood.
"Paul's deep understanding of the flooring market
derives from more than 20 years of experience in Europe and the U.S., with a
history of successfully running plants, large manufacturing operations and a
multinational sales organization," said Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO
of Mohawk Industries. "His experience includes successfully managing a
broad product portfolio across many markets as well as delivering strong
results in his past role in our U.S. operations."
After Mohawk's 2005 acquisition of Unilin, De Cock served
as President of the Company's North American hard surface business, where he
grew the Quick-Step brand in the U.S., integrated the 2007 Columbia wood
flooring acquisition and increased sales across all channels. After returning
to Europe in 2009, De Cock transformed Unilin's flooring operations from
laminate manufacturing into a total hard surface business and expanded direct
sales through greenfield and the acquisition of distributors in ten markets
worldwide. In 2013, he led the integration of Pergo into Mohawk, improving
manufacturing while enhancing the premium brand's value through performance and
design innovation and product extensions. Prior to the Company's IVC
acquisition, De Cock and his team designed and installed the first automated
LVT line in Europe. Most recently, he managed the acquisition of Godfrey Hirst,
the largest carpet manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, and the
subsequent consolidation with Mohawk-owned distributors in those markets.
Brian Carson, former president of the Company's Flooring
North America segment, will leave the Company on November 12, 2018 to pursue