SOLON, OH, FEBRUARY 24, 2020 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has announced the promotion of Kim Drautz to senior vice president, Hospitality, Tarkett North America. In this role, Kim will be responsible for leading the company’s Hospitality business throughout North America, with a focus on continued growth and expansion in the segment. She is the first woman to lead the Hospitality business for Tarkett North America and will also serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.
“The hospitality industry presents a significant growth opportunity for Tarkett, as the brand boasts a wide breadth of products that can meet architects’ and designers’ needs from guest rooms to ballrooms,” Drautz said. “Our customers are looking to create real connections with people and set the stage for important milestones—from weddings to weekend getaways. With our design expertise and a growing portfolio of products that enable unprecedented flooring customization, we can help them do that. The future is bright and I’m excited to lead this business unit into the new decade.”
With more than 25 years of hospitality and sales leadership experience, Drautz brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise to the role. Most recently, Kim served as vice president, Hospitality, Global Accounts, for Tarkett North America. Prior to joining Tarkett, she served as president and COO of Stoney Creek Hospitality, a hospitality management company that owns and manages 15 hotel properties in the Midwest, and also held various sales leadership roles in the industry.
For more information about Tarkett and Tarkett’s comprehensive range of flooring solutions and accessories, visit www.tarkettna.com.
With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,500 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com.