Leadership

Harlan Stone

Chief Executive Officer

You see, it depends on the individual. But it is good to know that whatever I do will help someone else do good also. —Muhammad Ali

Harlan Stone has a special combination of hindsight accumulated over four generations of a family-run business, and foresight that has earned him a reputation as a transformational industry leader.

When Harlan joined the company, sales were a million dollars a month. Today, this portfolio of companies brings in $2 million in sales every day.

Despite the challenges of running one of the largest LVT enterprises in the world, Harlan is steadfast in his advocacy of social justice, sustainability and transparency.

Nowhere is his commitment to transparency more evident than in his manufacturing operations in Asia, a passion that took root during the earliest days of his career. Under his leadership, each of his company’s Chinese manufacturing partners has received the JUST social transparency label, with the Zhangjiagang factory being the first Chinese factory to receive such a designation.

In 2018, the Business Intelligence group named him a Sustainability Hero in the Sustainability Awards program. He also spearheaded and continues to lead the Multilayer Flooring Advisory Committee (MFAC).

Harlan believes strongly in giving back and is deeply involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, with a focus on housing, education and cancer research.

Harlan received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Kaminsky

Chief Operating Officer

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot—it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. —Maya Angelou

Michael Kaminsky oversees operations for the HMTX family of companies. He manages human resources, corporate real estate, equipment and logistics systems. Michael continually seeks to optimize the delivery of goods and services, the workplace experience and operational efficiency. He provides strategic guidance to the Group CEO and other executives, and implements initiatives to strengthen organizational performance.

He has served as a member of the board of directors since 2008.

Prior to joining the company in 2014, Michael was a real estate and corporate transactional attorney in Los Angeles for 28 years. Among many community service roles, he served as President of the Los Angeles Westside Jewish Community Center from 2002 until 2012.

Michael received a B.A. in Art History from Duke University and J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

John Henkel

Chief Financial Officer

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt

John Henkel is responsible for the finance and accounting functions of the HMTX family of companies. He is focused on the development and implementation of group-wide systems for financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Additionally, John oversees all North American tax, audit and compliance functions.

Consistent with the HMTX family values, John’s approach to financial management is marked by transparency and efficient processes.

Rochelle Routman

Chief Sustainability Officer

There comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness . . . that time is now. ―Wangari Maathai

Rochelle Routman is the Chief Sustainability Officer of HMTX. Her work in transparency continues to transform the building products industry and has resulted in greater openness in both product ingredients and social justice. Rochelle leads the Product Authority Team, whose mission includes innovative products, unparalleled customer engagement, and outstanding sustainability leadership.

In all aspects of her life, Rochelle draws from her education in the natural sciences and her passion for ecology and human health and is a staunch supporter of those that are taking action to address pressing environmental and social justice issues. In 2014, she received the inaugural Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA). In 2017, she established the WSLA Alumnae Group, which she now leads. In 2019, Rochelle received the Living Future Hero award from the International Living Future Institute.

Rochelle earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geology from the University of Georgia before pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Policy with a focus on Environmental Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which recognized her as Most Outstanding Alumni in 2015. She is a registered Professional Geologist, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a LEED Accredited Professional (O+M) and a Living Building Challenge Ambassador.

Rochelle has a strong record of community involvement within the state and led a neighborhood effort to protect a 30-acre forest centrally located in Atlanta, now known as the Morningside Nature Preserve.

Russell Rogg

President, Metroflor

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. —John F. Kennedy

Russell Rogg leads the Metroflor division of HMTX. Russ has built a solid sales and marketing organization by fostering and strengthening relationships with the company’s North American Distribution Network. He has proven that creating and implementing programs that support distributors’ business goals is a win-win.

Working closely with the Metroflor Product Authority Team, R&D and manufacturing facilities in the US and Asia, Russ oversees testing, development and commercialization of new products that often define the leading edge of the industry. Under Russ’s leadership, Metroflor has also established a reputation for fresh, original design.

Russ joined Metroflor Corporation in March of 2011. Previously, he spent 15 years with Wilsonart International, a leading decorative surfaces company specializing in high-pressure laminate. During his time in Wilsonart’s laminate flooring division, he served as District Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and ultimately, Director of Sales.

Russ is a graduate of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting.

Marcel Kies

President, Aspecta

Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success. —Prince

Based in the Netherlands, Marcel Kies leads global operations for Aspecta, one of the world’s top manufacturers and distributors of contract LVT flooring.

During more than 30 years of international sales, marketing and operations experience, Marcel has established a reputation for skillful management of multicultural teams.

Under Marcel’s leadership, Aspecta has rapidly matured from a new company to a powerful global enterprise spanning the US, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Focused on the architectural and design (A&D) market, his long-term product strategy for Aspecta is based on differentiation, superior design, innovation and sustainability. Marcel’s sales strategy is about working closely with select, dedicated distributor partners around the world to add value they won’t find elsewhere in the market.

He is optimistic about the future of the global LVT market, as it continues to show its superiority in hospitality, retail and other institutional settings.

Jeff Collum

President, Teknoflor

If you absolutely can't tolerate critics, then don't do anything new or interesting. —Jeff Bezos

Since 2014, Jeff Collum has steered a vision for Teknoflor that encompasses product innovation, growth and market-leading sustainability practices.

Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in the flooring industry, including domestic and international roles.

He has created key sales and marketing programs in sustainability driven and chlorine free flooring for more than 15 years in the commercial markets. He has extensive sales channel experience, notably promoting hybrid and multi-channel sales and marketing strategies. He has overseen multiple acquisitions with the industry.

Prior roles were with Nafco, Roppe and TOLI. Jeff was instrumental in bringing UPOFLOR to the North American market.

Jeff received a B.A. in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from the University of Alabama.

Peter Stone

President, Vertex

Freedom lies in being bold. —Robert Frost

Peter Stone leads the International Supply Chain Division for HMTX.

Working with his family’s business since 1984, he was responsible for the initial development and growth of international product sales. Under his leadership, the global reach of HMTX products now encompasses 40 countries, with offices and manufacturing facilities in the US, Asia, the Netherlands and Australia.

Mr. Stone graduated from Tulane University.

Brian Greene

Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain

It always seems impossible until it’s done. —Nelson Mandela

Brian Greene oversees supply chain planning and strategy as well as IT infrastructure and development across the HMTX family of companies.

Running an efficient worldwide supply chain operation demands coordination of vast information and business systems. Brian’s “sales first” leadership style ensures that the company’s robust and dynamic global supply chain enables each division’s business objectives.

Brian joined Halstead in May 2002 as Vice President of the Southern division. Once the lone Georgia associate, he helped create initiatives that would eventually lead to three major offices in Georgia and an expanded supply chain footprint around the world. During that time, Brian moved from a merchandising role to the supply chain and IT-centric role he has today.

Brian’s 25-year career in the industry includes prior experience with major retailers, including The Home Depot, where he served as Import Merchant for flooring.

Brian earned a B.B.A. in International Business and Economics from Georgia Southern University and an Executive Masters in International Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an avid percussionist and can be seen sitting in with bands from time to time. He resides in Marietta, Georgia with is his wife and two children.

Eric Anderson

Executive Vice President of Sales, Halstead

To me, the main thing about living on this planet is to know who the hell you are and to be real about it. That’s the reason I’m still alive...I’ve lived my life my own way, and I’m here because I’ve taken the trouble to find out who I am. —Keith Richards

Eric Anderson oversees the Halstead division’s fast-growing business with The Home Depot (US and Canada) as the exclusive LVT supplier for the proprietary brands TrafficMASTER, Home Decorators Collection and LifeProof. Leading this critical piece of the HMTX portfolio, Eric has a proven record for maximizing sales growth, profitability and corporate value.

Under Eric’s direction, his team manages all aspects of this business— strategic planning and execution, negotiations, budgeting, brand management, marketing, merchandising, new product development/ differentiation, online footprint, customer relationships and more.

Eric believes that a best-in-class team is highly motivated, collaborative, creative, solution-based and competitive. He has fostered a culture that values creativity, enthusiasm and fun.

Eric joined Halstead in May 2013 as Vice President of Sales. He has more than 29 years of experience in the home improvement industry and has held sales leadership roles at Black & Decker, General Electric, American Standard and Woodcrafters.

Eric earned a B.B.A. degree in Business Administration – Finance from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and resides in Talking Rock, Georgia with his wife and their two teenage children.