Industry Titan New CEO, President of Momentum

Former Mohawk Group senior vice-president of healthcare Paul Cleary has joined Momentum Textiles and Wallcoverings as the company’s new CEO and president.

“It is an honour to lead the talented team at Momentum,” says Cleary. “I am looking forward to continuing the commitment to sustainability and innovation that has resulted in Momentum being one of the most reputable textile and wallcovering brands in the world.”

Paul Cleary

Cleary says he aims to bolster Momentum’s long-standing commitment to innovation, sustainability and collaboration. His team will have a strong focus on curating solutions for all commercial interior markets, specifically providing exceptional ground-up design capability, colour flexibility and running-line options to service all aspects of the industry.

“Paul brings years of leadership and skills to Momentum at a time when we are primed for growth,” says Meranee Phing, senior partner at parent company The Riverside Co. “His proven ability to drive successful commercial growth strategies coupled with his unique industry knowledge will elevate Momentum to new heights.”

Cleary spent more than 15 years at Mohawk where he worked in various capacities. Before that, he served as CEO and president at Twitchell Technical Products and president of hospitality at Tarkett — a role he held following a previous term as CEO at Lexmark Carpet, where he worked with H.I.G. Capital to lead the firm’s successful exit and secure the company’s acquisition by Tarkett.

Momentum is the largest supplier of contract textiles and wallcoverings to the commercial interiors industry. The company is recognized for sustainable product design and collaborations with renowned artists and designers.

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