HMTX Industries Sees Senior Management Change

HMTX Industries’ David Altman is retiring after a decades-long career in the floor covering industry.

“It is hard for me to fathom but it has been almost 50 years,” says Altman. “Early on, I had no idea that my career would take me to so many places around the world, that I would meet so many wonderful people and experience such diverse cultures. Nor did I expect to develop such a diverse background throughout my career.”

David Altman

Altman joined HMTX in 2013, and has held a variety of positions with the company, most recently serving as vice-president of technical services and quality assurance. Previous to that, he worked in a multitude of leadership positions for Pergo, Beaulieu Commercial, Amtico and Uzin.

Throughout his storied career, he has been a member of industry associations, such as the North American Laminate Flooring Association, Multilayer Flooring Association and Resilient Floor Covering Institute, as they addressed product performance and assurance standards in conjunction with ASTM International and the American National Standards Institute.

“I love this industry and have so much to be thankful for,” says Altman. “As I charter new waters into retirement, I look forward to opportunities in giving back to the industry that has been so good to me.”

Jay Zurn

Altman has passed the torch to Jay Zurn, HMTX’s director of technical support, who will lead the team from the newly established facility in Milwaukee.

“Throughout my time with HMTX, I’ve had the privilege and benefit of being mentored by one of the most talented, experienced and knowledgeable experts in the floor covering industry,” says Zurn about Altman. “Thanks to the foundation built from Dave’s meticulous preparation and dedication, the technical team is positioned to navigate the future with great success. I would like to thank Dave for his remarkable leadership and unwavering support throughout his tenure; he leaves behind a lasting and impressive legacy.”

Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., HMTX is a global flooring company that serves a diverse cross section of the construction and renovation marketplaces. The HMTX family of companies includes Halstead, Metroflor, Teknoflor and Aspecta.

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