Jim Bistolas Joins Gerflor USA as National Healthcare Segment Director

2015.1123.Re-S.Jim BistolasGerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized resilient flooring for commercial environments, announced today that Jim Bistolas has joined Gerflor USA as the company’s national healthcare segment director. Bistolas will be responsible for managing Gerflor’s sales, marketing and product development efforts in the healthcare market in the US.

“We’re delighted to have Jim join Gerflor USA, and we’re fortunate to have someone with his demonstrated leadership and critical expertise in the healthcare sector,” said Benjamin Bachman, CEO of Gerflor USA. “This is an exciting time at Gerflor USA. Based on the momentum we are building around our new healthcare products, as well our 75-year heritage with Mipolam, the original homogeneous sheet flooring product, we expect 2016 to be another banner year for growth for Gerflor in the healthcare market.”

Bistolas brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare commercial interiors and products to Gerflor USA. His experience ranges from commercial furniture to flooring products specifically designed for healthcare environments. Guided by evidence-based design principles, Bistolas provides expertise in proper construction protocol, product and design standardization as well as commissioning and organizational support to healthcare facility owners.

“With its proven leadership and product excellence in the healthcare market globally, Gerflor is well positioned for growth in this market here in the US,” said Bistolas. “And I’m pleased to have the opportunity to expand and guide the Gerflor USA healthcare market strategy.”

More than 500 million people are treated each day on Gerflor flooring products in healthcare environments throughout the world. Both Gerflor’s best-selling Mipolam Medical Line and new Creation LVT (luxury vinyl tile) are inherently antimicrobial and ISO 22196 certified to limit the spread of infections.

About Gerflor USA: Gerflor USA, the American subsidiary of France-based Gerflor, provides resilient flooring solutions for designers, installers and facility managers who want design-forward, sustainable, durable flooring products. Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation, and manufacturing capabilities are why Taraflex® is the world’s leading sports flooring, and Mipolam, the original homogeneous sheet vinyl flooring, is a leading healthcare flooring solution. Gerflor is available in 100 countries around the globe with more than 2500 employees. The company has an excellent environmental record which includes whole life cycle performance, full compliance with ISO 14001 standards, and FloorScore™ certification. Find Gerflor USA on social media: Gerflor USA for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, visit www.gerflorusa.com, call 877-437-3567 or email info@gerflorusa.com.