SOLON, Ohio, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring its ongoing commitment to industry partnership and design excellence, Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surfaces solutions, today announced that Jeff Fenwick, president and chief operating officer of Tarkett North America, has been elected to the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Board of Directors. Fenwick will serve a three-year term through 2017, providing insight and expertise for the global professional organization.
As a board member, Fenwick will focus on broadening relationships within the design community for IIDA by listening to members of the design community and gaining a better understanding how to drive engagement between designers and other manufacturers. One critical part of the IIDA's mission is to provide support for these professionals in order to help them achieve individual design goals.
"At Tarkett, we believe sincerely in the importance of good design, both functionally and aesthetically, and what it can do for people in different kinds of buildings," said Fenwick. "We want to work with IIDA as it continues to grow globally and support the tenets of good design internationally through an exchange of thoughts, good practices and functional ideas. IIDA is a very dynamic organization that will continue to build and grow, both in its membership base and the services it provides its members. I am honored to serve in this capacity and am eager to lend my thoughts and ideas to support their goals."
IIDA is the preeminent commercial interior design professional networking and educational association, with more than 13,000 members practicing worldwide in more than 50 countries. IIDA promotes the value of interior design to business decision makers and to the general public through its members who create the exceptional environments that encompass every aspect of the human experience. IIDA is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge, value and community (www.iida.org).
Fenwick has more than 20 years of experience in leadership, focused growth, margin improvement and organizational effectiveness in the architectural products and design field. His background includes a diverse set of industries and functions, such as office furniture, architectural hardware, commercial doors and frames, and office ergonomic equipment. During his career, Fenwick has acquired a number of patents for design work in both architectural hardware and office furniture.
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 athletics track, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. With 12,000 employees and 34 production 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 2.5 billion euros in 2013 are balanced between Europe, North America and new economies. 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. For information on Tarkett's comprehensive range of Johnsonite commercial flooring solutions, finishing borders and accessories, visit www.tarkettna.com.