Tarkett North America Appoints New Senior Leadership for Commercial Business

Tarkett North America, a leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces the hiring of Rusty Joyce as commercial president and Paul Young as senior vice president, product, innovation and design for the commercial business.

“Rusty and Paul bring many years of industry experience to Tarkett that I’m confident will help us serve our customers with even greater speed, agility and innovation,” said Eric Daliere, president and CEO of Tarkett and Tarkett Sports in North America. “We’re truly fortunate to have them on the team.”

Rusty Joyce previously spent 11 years with Tarkett as senior vice president of sales. Before his recent return to Tarkett, he served Brintons as president of the Americas. In his new role, Rusty will have responsibility for sales, sales operations, business development, Diamond W distribution, and commercial finance. In addition to his deep market knowledge and leadership skills, Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Bradley University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

“I’m thrilled to return to Tarkett and work with this talented group of professionals again,” said Joyce. “Tarkett has a long history of proven flooring solutions and a team that’s driven to take outstanding care of our customers. I’m excited to once again be part of leading Tarkett’s commercial business to even greater results.”

Paul Young joins Tarkett as senior vice president of product, innovation and design. Paul will have responsibility for product management, design, innovation, and sustainability across the Commercial Business Unit. Prior to joining Tarkett, Paul spent 35 years with Shaw Commercial in progressive leadership roles, most recently as vice president, hospitality and multi-family. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, textile design and art education from Miami University.

“It’s an honor to join the Tarkett commercial team and become part of the company’s great reputation in the industry,” said Young. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation that’s been established with Tarkett’s product design, innovation and sustainability. We’re never finished evolving in these areas, and I’m excited for what we’ll accomplish together in this next chapter for Tarkett.”

More information about all of Tarkett’s products can be found at tarkett.com.

About Tarkett

With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €2.8 billion in 2021. 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 12,000 employees and 34 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 and to reducing its carbon footprint, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle principles, fully aligned with its Tarkett Human-Conscious Design® approach. To learn more, visit www.tarkett.com.