SOLON, Ohio, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarkett, a global leader in flooring and sports surfaces solutions, announces today the appointment of Glen Morrison as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tarkett North America, effective May 4, 2015. Glen will succeed Jeff Buttitta who, as planned, is retiring from this position. Glen Morrison will be a member of the Tarkett Executive Committee and based out of Tarkett's North American Headquarters in Solon, Ohio (United-States).
Glen Morrison joins Tarkett from Alcoa, a global lightweight metals leader, where he served as President of the $1 billion Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business, with 3,200 people in 12 countries. Under Glen's leadership, Alcoa BCS built a strong track record of performance, growing three times faster than the combined North American and European market through a combination of innovation and operational excellence. Glen has spent the majority of his career in the building and construction industry working both in the United-States and in Europe.
Jeff Buttitta is appointed Senior Strategy Advisor for North America to the Group CEO and will remain a member of the Tarkett Executive Committee. During these past several years, Jeff led the reorganization of the North America hard surface business, the acquisition and integration of Tandus and Centiva into Tarkett, and has brought enhanced recognition to the Tarkett brand in this region.
Tarkett is a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. With a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood & laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. With 12,100 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to sustainable development, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy and promotes circular economy. Tarkett net sales of 2.4 billion euros in 2014 are balanced between Europe, North America and the region comprising CIS countries, APAC & LATAM. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker TKTT, ISIN: FR0004188670) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 60, CAC Mid & Small, CAC All-Tradable. www.tarkett.com.