Kraus Canada Announces New President & General Manager Shawn Davies

Sep 06, 2013, 13:08 ET from Kraus Group of Companies

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Kraus Canada, part of the Kraus Group of Companies (Kraus Group), is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Davies as President and General Manager.

Located in Winnipeg MB, Kraus Canada is the Canadian sales and distribution division of Kraus which services 2,300 dealers across Canada. Shawn joins the team with a proven track record of:

  • Aggressive sales growth
  • Focused on the customer
  • Increasing profitability in sales & distribution
  • Strategic acquisition and integration of competitors
  • Implementation of sales and operational planning (S&OP) processes
  • Developing new product introduction process

Shawn joins Kraus Canada from Sofina Foods, where he was Vice President. Prior to that, Shawn was the Vice President of Foodservice at Janes Family Foods where he increased sales in the foodservice/distribution business by over 500%. Over the years, Shawn has served as VP of R&D, headed international procurement, and has been a General Manager for a national distribution company.

"Today is an exciting day in the history of Kraus," said Steve Malinowski, President and CEO of the Kraus Group of Companies. "I am pleased that Shawn will be joining the leadership team at Kraus."

''I look forward to joining the team and believe in the strong leadership at Kraus. The future of this company is bright and I am excited to be part of it," said Shawn Davies.

Based in the Kraus Group of Companies corporate headquarters in Waterloo, ON, Shawn will begin his appointment with Kraus Canada on September 23, 2013.

About Kraus:

The Kraus Group is one of the largest integrated carpet and flooring manufacturers and distributors in North America with facilities throughout Canada, USA and Australia. Established in 1959, the Group has grown from a sole manufacturing facility to a multinational distributor servicing approximately 10,000 customers in both the residential and commercial flooring markets.

SOURCE Kraus Group of Companies