FARNHAM, QUEBEC--Jan Lembregts has been appointed president of the Domco Tarkett Resilient Division, effective October 1, 2001, according to Ulf Mattsson, president and chief executive officer of Domco Tarkett. He replaces John Gallo who retired in July 2001.

In his new post, Lembregts will oversee all resilient functions including manufacturing, research and development, quality assurance and product management. Rolf Basler, who has been serving since July as interim president of the division, will remain with the company through December to assist Lembregts as he familiarizes himself with the Domco Tarkett operations and to assure a smooth transition, added Mattsson.

``Jan is a very dynamic individual with an impressive track record in our industry,'' said Mattsson. ``His extensive knowledge of both the U.S. and Canadian business environments and his management and manufacturing experience make him an ideal choice for our company.''

``This move to Domco Tarkett is a great opportunity for me to be part of a world class hard surface flooring manufacturer,'' said Lembregts. ``It will be exciting for me to learn more about the flooring market from a different perspective.

``I look forward to working closely with the Domco and Tarkett management teams to enhance and strengthen Domco Tarkett's position in the resilient segment of the industry,'' he added.

Prior to Domco Tarkett, Lembregts had been president of Beaulieu Canada, a position he assumed in 1998 following Beaulieu's acquisition of Peerless Carpet Corporation and the subsequent merger of Peerless with Coronet Carpets and Beaulieu of Canada, Inc. Beaulieu Canada has six manufacturing facilities and 1700 employees.