HMTX Industries Promotes Lin Gao to Director, Global Sustainability & Quality Assurance

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NORWALK, CT, May 17, 2023 – HMTX Industries announced the promotion of Lin Gao to Director, Global Sustainability & Quality Assurance.

In his new role, Gao is responsible for overseeing the global product testing program, ensuring that testing and sustainability initiatives including those related to global certifications and labels are managed consistently and seamlessly. Serving as a testing and quality assurance expert for all global divisions and brands, he ensures that all HMTX products meet current specifications, safety, and performance standards worldwide.

Gao came to HMTX with a wealth of experience from large multinational corporations in

the areas of sustainability, quality management, and supply chain management and compliance, as well as having an impressive educational career in both business and materials science.

Said Rochelle Routman, HMTX’s Chief Sustainability & Impact Officer, “For more than four years, Lin has utilized his extensive knowledge and education, excelling in his previous role as Sustainability & Quality Assurance Manager, which has awarded him this well-deserved promotion. His passion for more efficient processes and his supportive nature towards his team members are qualities that will greatly serve Lin, our Sustainability, Transparency, Impact and Community (STIC) team, and HMTX Industries well into the future.”

Lin Gao, Director, Global Sustainability & Quality Assurance,
HMTX Industries


Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, HMTX Industries is a global flooring company serving a diverse cross section of the construction and renovation marketplaces. The HMTX family of companies includes: Halstead, the leading supplier of resilient flooring to the Home Center market; Metroflor, its signature residential brand in North America; HMTX Commercial with the Teknoflor™, and Aspecta™, brands; and HMTX Global, which serves end users worldwide with diverse channel partners focused on Aspecta™ and Allure™, and OEM-private label brands.

As a global leader in sustainable practices, HMTX sets industry standards for quality and performance as well as superior product design. Its manufacturing processes, workplaces and product ingredients all reflect a significant dedication to sustainability, transparency, and societal impact. HMTX has received numerous accolades for innovation, supply chain performance, online excellence, and customer partnership.


Susan Bang
HMTX Industries

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HMTX Industries