MONTREAL, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Domco Tarkett Inc. today announced it has named Jacques Benetreau as treasurer and CFO effective Jan. 1, 2002. Benetreau joined Domco Tarkett earlier this year as senior vice president, Finance. He replaces Robert Desautels who is retiring after 21 years with the company.

Since 1995 and until his appointment at Domco Tarkett, Benetreau was director of treasury of the Sommer Allibert Group, the parent firm of Domco Tarkett. He had been with Sommer Allibert since 1988 where he held various executive positions, including president of Allibert Inc.

Ulf Mattsson, president and CEO of Domco Tarkett stated that Desautels has made a lasting contribution to the company. "Robert has been a source of excellent guidance for the company and has masterfully helped integrate new members of our management team. During the '90's, he played a major role in several important acquisitions. We wish him the very best in his retirement. Jacques takes over the finance portfolio at an important time as we roll out the reorganization of our resilient operations. His vast experience at Sommer Allibert will serve the company well as we move forward."