New President at the Helm of Mannington Commercial

Mannington Commercial has found its new president in floor industry veteran Richard French.

“Richard will be a tremendous asset to our commercial business team,” says outgoing president Tom Pendley, who was promoted to chief operating office of parent company Mannington Mills in October. “He is a proven leader with deep experience and knowledge of the floor covering industry and the various commercial market segments we serve.”

Richard French

French was most recently senior vice-president and chief commercial officer at Bentley Mills. Before joining Bentley Mills, he spent more than 20 years at Interface serving in a variety of leadership roles before becoming the company’s vice-president of sales for the Americas. French began his career at Milliken.

“It’s exciting to be joining an organization (that) has such an exceptional reputation within the floor covering industry and among the architect and design communities,” says French. “I’m looking forward to working with the entire organization to build on the values, culture and assets that are in place to drive even greater value for our customers.”

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